U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Taking the Offensive, October 1986-Septe

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Taking the Offensive, October 1966-September 1967

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The U.S. Army Center of Military History is pleased to present a new pamphlet in the U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War series. Taking the Offensive, October 1966–September 1967, by Glenn F. Williams, begins with a discussion of Operation ATTLEBORO in Tay Ninh Province. The largest allied operation to date in the war, ATTLEBORO forced the 9th PLAF Division to abandon its attack on Suoi Da Special Forces camp and cost over 1,000 enemy lives. Additional action in War Zone C, including Operations CEDAR FALLS, JUNCTION CITY, and JUNCTION CITY II, highlight the U.S. Army effort to disrupt the network of camps and supply stores of the North Vietnamese main force units through ground and air assault. Operations in Binh Dinh Province—THAYER I, THAYER II, PERSHING, and LEJEUNE—continued to inflict heavy losses on the enemy. The efforts of the U.S. Army throughout Vietnam during this time allowed for growing political stability in South Vietnam leading up to the 3 September 1967 election. This pamphlet contains twelve maps and fifteen illustrations.


Dr. Glenn F. Williams is the team leader of the commemorative office at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. A retired Army Infantry officer, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland. His publications include Year of the Hangman: George Washington’s Campaign Against the Iroquois (Westholme, 2006) and Dunmore’s War: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era (Westholme, 2017). He is a contributing author of The Panama Canal: An Army’s Enterprise (Center of Military History, 2009). Williams has also worked at the National Museum of the U.S. Army, the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service, and as curator of exhibits for the USS Constellation Museum.


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Audience: This resource is appropriate for high school students through adults, especially military personnel, historians, and military science students pursuing coursework about the Vietnam War.

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Williams, Glenn E.
2016: 86 p.; ill.
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Center of Military History Publication 76 4
Vietnam War
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