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- Description* The story of the Viet Cong from the Communist perspective During 1965 and 1966,A wrote Dale Andrade, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Communists fought the Americans toe to toe, making little effort to act like guerillas.A Indeed, despite prounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavoured to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy predicated on big unitA war. Orchestrated by a militant clique in Hai, the big unitA war was designed to yield a quick and decisive victory over South Vietnam. Exploiting an extensive array of Communist Vietnamese sources, including seldom utilised unit histories and battle studies, Grab Their Belts to Fight Them chronicles in rich detail the formation, development, and participation of the Viet Cong in the opening stanza of the Communist big unit war against the Americans, and how the ultimate failure of that war profoundly influenced the decision to launch the Tet Offensive. Unlike much of the existing body of English literature on the Vietnam War, Grab their Belts to Fight Them mined the expansive Communist historiography on the conflict to craft an authentic and accurate account of the big unit war from a Communist perspective. Communist memoirs, unit histories, and battlefield studies were extensively consulted to reconstruct the formation and deployment of major VC/NVA military units, battles and campaigns, and the overarching strategic debates that informed the big unit war. Additionally, Grab Their Belts to Fight Them recounts how the Communist big unit war reflected the desire to crush South Vietnam quickly and decisively, and how the failure of that war influenced the decision to launch the Tet Offensive.
- Author(s)Warren Wilkins
- PublisherNaval Institute Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationAnnopolis
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNaval Institute Press
- Content Notephotograph section
- Weight562 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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