Air War over South Vietnam 1968: 1975: Comprehensive Coverage from the Tet Offensive to the Collapse of South Vietnam, Waging War in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, Vietnamization, Mayaguez - Progressive Management

Air War over South Vietnam 1968: 1975: Comprehensive Coverage from the Tet Offensive to the Collapse of South Vietnam, Waging War in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, Vietnamization, Mayaguez

By Progressive Management

  • Release Date - Published: 2015-03-05
  • Book Genre: Military
  • Author: Progressive Management
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Air War over South Vietnam 1968: 1975: Comprehensive Coverage from the Tet Offensive to the Collapse of South Vietnam, Waging War in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, Vietnamization, Mayaguez Progressive Management read online review & book description:

This professionally-formatted free flowing text ebook reproduces a major historical study from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Air War over South Vietnam 1968 - 1975.

This volume covers the period from the Tet offensive and the opening of the road to Khe Sanh in 1968 through the final collapse of South Vietnam in 1975. It deals with the role of the Air Force in advising the South Vietnamese Air Force and waging war in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Until the Tet offensive of 1968, the United States hoped to compel North Vietnam, through military operations and negotiations, to call off its war against South Vietnam thus ensuring the survival of an independent South Vietnam. However, the 1973 peace agreement accepted the presence of North Vietnamese forces on territory seized from South Vietnam, and the survival of the Saigon regime depended on the forbearance of the communist leadership or the willingness of the United States to vigorously respond to a new attack. This history includes the so-called Vietnamization of the war, the withdrawal of American forces, American and South Vietnamese operations in Cambodia, the South Vietnamese attack in Laos toward Tchepone, the containment of the invading North Vietnamese forces in 1972, the provision of additional aid from the United States, the military impact of the peace settlement, and the successful communist offensive of 1975. These events took place against the background of deepening American disenchantment with the war, initially voiced by a clamorous antiwar movement but eventually shared by a sizeable segment of the general populace. The unpopularity of the war influenced the decision of the administration of President Richard M. Nixon to minimize American casualties by increasing Vietnamese participation in the fighting and substituting air power, wielded largely by military professionals or volunteers, for American ground troops, who were mostly draftees. This, in short, is a story of frustration, disillusionment, changing goals, and eventual disengagement that can teach an important lesson to those who would impulsively commit American might without ensuring that the nation's vital interests are involved and that the populace, which supplies the troops and treasure needed for the effort, understands and supports the intervention. The author, Bernard C. Nalty, devoted some thirty years to the Air Force history program.

Chapter 1 - The Tet Offensive Begins * Chapter 2 - The Enemy Repulsed * Chapter 3 - Facing Some Hard Decisions * Chapter 4 - The Air War from Tet to Mini-Tet * Chapter 5 - Above Highlands, Plain, and Delta * Chapter 6 - Testing the Single Manager Concept * Chapter 7 - Unified Management takes a Final Form * Chapter 8 - Secret Bombing and Troop Withdrawals * Chapter 9 - The Nature of the Air War, 1969 * Chapter 10 - Improving the South Vietnamese Air Force * Chapter 11 - Storming the Cambodian Bases * Chapter 12 - From Incursion to Interdiction * Chapter 13 - The Continued Growth of South Vietnam's Air Force * Chapter 14 - Further Disengagement * Chapter 15 - The South Vietnamese Invasion of Laos: Operation Lam Son 719 * Chapter 16 - Action in South Vietnam and Cambodia 1971 * Chapter 17 - Further Vietnamization and Accelerated Withdrawal * Chapter 18 - Discipline, Drug Abuse, and Racial Unrest * Chapter 19 - Invasion * Chapter 20 - Reinforcement, Continuing Withdrawal, and Further Vietnamization * Chapter 21 - Military Region I: Quang Tri City Lost and Regained * Chapter 22 - Kontum City, An Loc, and the Delta * Chapter 23 - After the Truce * Chapter 24 - Recapturing Mayaguez: An Epilogue

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