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MAGYAR WARRIORS. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HUNGARIAN ARMED FORCES, 1919-1945 VOLUME 2

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JOCKS, DRAGONS AND SOSPANS. THROUGH NORMANDY WITH 53RD WELSH DIVISION

SPREADING INK BLOTS FROM DA NANG TO THE DMZ. THE ORIGINS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF US MARINE CORPS COUNTERINSURGENCY STRATEGY IN VIETNAM, MARCH 1965 TO NOVEMBER 1968

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Helion & Company 15th November 2017 Hardback 234mm x 156mm 180 pages 1 colour map, 1 colour diag, 12 b/w images of maps & tables from original documents, 6 b/w tables

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During the United States’ involvement in the war in Vietnam, the decision by the US Marine Corps to emphasise counterinsurgency operations in coastal areas was the cause of considerable friction between the Marines and the army commanders in Vietnam, who wanted the corps to conduct more conventional operations. This book will examine the background to the Marines’ decision and place it in the context of Marine Corps doctrine, infrastructure and logistical capability. For the first time, this book brings together the Marine Corps’ background in counterinsurgency and the state of contemporary counterinsurgency theory in the 1960s - combining this with the strategic outlook, role, organisation and logistic capability of the Marine Corps to provide a complete view of its counterinsurgency operations. This book will argue that the US Marine Corps successfully used counterinsurgency as a means to achieve their primary aim in Vietnam – the defence of three major bases in the coastal area in the north of the Republic of Vietnam – and that the corps’ decision to emphasise a counterinsurgency approach was driven as much by its background and infrastructure as it was by the view that Vietnam was a ‘war for the people’. This book is also an important contribution to the current debate on counterinsurgency, which is now seen by many in the military doctrine arena as a flawed or invalid concept following the perceived failures in Iraq and Afghanistan - largely because it has been conflated with nation-building or democratisation. Recent works on British counterinsurgency have also punctured the myth of counterinsurgency as being a milder form of warfare - with the main effort being the wellbeing of the population - whereas in fact there is still a great deal of violence involved. This book will bring the debate ‘back to basics’ by providing an historical example of counterinsurgency in its true form: a means of dealing with terrorist or guerrilla warfare at an operational level to achieve a specific aim in a specific area within a specific period of time.

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Author Strachan-Morris, D.
Publisher Helion & Company
ISBN 9781910777947
Date of Publication 15th November 2017. Not yet published. Pre-order now - we will not charge your credit card until the day your book ships!
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Binding Hardback
Book Size 234mm x 156mm
Number of pages 180 pages
Images 1 colour map, 1 colour diag, 12 b/w images of maps & tables from original documents, 6 b/w tables
Language English text
SKU HEL0659

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