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Author Boylan, Kevin M., author.

Title Losing Binh Dinh : the failure of pacification and Vietnamization, 1969-1971 / Kevin M. Boylan.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  959.70434 B696l 2016    ---  Available
Description ix, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-351) and index.
Contents The "pacified" province -- Fast and thin -- The balance of forces -- Growing dependency -- Overextension -- Slowdown -- The red queen's race -- Aftershocks -- Conclusion : triumph mistaken.
Summary "Focusing on WASHINGTON GREEN, an ambitious but flawed American-led operation, Boylan tests and ultimately challenges the "Lost Victory" argument of recent Revisionist histories of the Vietnam War. Those histories contend that domestic politics robbed the American military of a triumph it had actually already achieved when it was forced to abandon Vietnam. Taking a much closer look at pacification and Vietnamization in a key province during a pivotal period in the war, Boylan concludes that the "Lost Victory" argument is a weak one at best and clearly compromised by the particular case of Binh Dinh"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Běnh Đnh (Province)
Counterinsurgency -- Vietnam -- Běnh Đnh (Province)
United States. Army. Airborne Brigade, 173rd -- History.
Běnh Đnh (Vietnam : Province) -- History.
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Vietnam -- Běnh Đnh (Province) (OCoLC)fst01336044
Chronological Term 1961-1975
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700623525 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780700623532 (ebook)
Standard No. 40026744330

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