U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: The U.S. Army Before Vietnam, 1953-1965

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: The U.S. Army Before Vietnam, 1953-1965
Title:
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: The U.S. Army Before Vietnam, 1953-1965
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Paperback
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008-029-00591-3
ISBN:
9780160928826
Description

The U.S. Army Before Vietnam, 1953–1965, by Donald A. Carter, covers the period between the end of the Korean War and the initial deployment of ground combat troops to Vietnam. It describes the organizational and doctrinal changes the Army implemented as it attempted to digest the lessons of one conflict and to prepare the force for another.

The pamphlet also discusses the service's efforts to maintain its position in national defense within the parameters of President Eisenhower's New Look strategic policy. A key issue for the Army was the question of how to prepare a force to operate on an atomic battlefield. In order to compete with the Air Force and the Navy for a diminishing defense budget, the Army had to show that it, too, was a modern, forward-thinking organization, prepared to integrate a new family of tactical atomic weapons into its organization and doctrine. The resulting experiment with the Pentomic division forced Army leaders to reexamine some of their most basic assumptions about future conflict.

With the increasing influence of Communist China throughout Southeast Asia, the Army also began to pay greater attention toward counterinsurgency and guerilla warfare. President Kennedy's interest in a doctrine of flexible response and his concern for combatting Communist inspired insurrections prompted the Army to increase training in unconventional warfare and to highlight the capabilities of its developing special forces—the Green Berets.

 

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Audience

This volume may appeal to high school students, especially students pursuing research essay assignments and coursework for War and Politics courses, plus undergraduate and graduate military and political science majors.  Additionally, historians, international relations scholars, and consumers interested in the timeframe between the end of the Korean War to the deployment of troops to Vietnam would be interested in this publication.

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Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 

"Covers the period between the end of the Korean War and the initial deployment of ground combat troops to Vietnam, describing the organizational and doctrinal changes the Army implemented as it attempted to digest the lessons of one conflict and to prepare the force for another."

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Society for History in the Federal Government   

"The U.S. Army Before Vietnam, 1953–1965, by Donald A. Carter, covers the period between the end of the Korean War and the initial deployment of ground combat troops to Vietnam. It describes the organizational and doctrinal changes the Army implemented as it attempted to digest the lessons of one conflict and to prepare the force for another. The pamphlet also discusses the service’s efforts to maintain its position in national defense within the parameters of President Eisenhower’s New Look strategic policy."

http://shfg.org/shfg/category/recentpublications/page/2/

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$7.00
International Price:
$9.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Carter, Donald A.
Notes:
The Army Pre-Vietnam was a preliminary title for this book.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military Histoery Publication 76 3
  • United States Army Before Vietnam, 1953-1965
  • Army Pre Vietnam
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • Army Before Vietnam
Weight:
0.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
08/05/2015
Last Status Update:
12/12/2019
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