U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Turning Point

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Turning Point
Title:
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Turning Point, 1967-1968
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00616-2
ISBN:
9780160935022
Description

The U.S. Army Center of Military History recently published a new pamphlet in its U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War series, Turning Point, 1967–1968, by Adrian G. Traas. The author describes several key operations that took place in South Vietnam. During October 1967, the United States appeared to be making slow but steady gains against the Viet Cong insurgents and their North Vietnamese allies who were attempting to destroy the South Vietnamese government. The enemy was suffering enormous casualties. Hammered from the air by B–52 bombers and disrupted by allied ground sweeps, the Viet Cong base areas in South Vietnam were no longer the safe havens they once had been. The author discusses a turning point in the war that came in 1968 with the Tet offensive, a massive campaign launched by the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong against major urban areas and military installations in South Vietnam. As a result of the surprise attack, the U.S. press and public began to challenge President Johnson's assurances of success and to question the value of the increasingly costly war. The author concludes that although Tet was a military disaster for the Communists, the conflict had shaken America's will to continue to fight.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 11/15/16.

Audience

High school students, military personnel, especially Veterans, and historians may be interested in this work.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$8.00
International Price:
$11.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Notes:
This publication was assigned two stock numbers and ISBN numbers by mistake. The valid numbers are 008-029-00616-2 and 9780160935022.
Key Phrases:
  • CMH Pub 76 5
  • United States Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War
  • Turning Point
Weight:
0.375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
09/30/2016
Last Status Update:
03/12/2019
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