Advice and Support: The Final Years, 1965-1973, United States Army in Vietnam

Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army, 1988. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xxi, [1], 561, [1] pages. Illustrations. Maps (color). Fold-outs. Footnotes. Bibliographical Note. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Black mark on title page. Black mark on fore-edge. Dr. Jeffrey J. Clarke was the Director of the Center of Military History. Dr. Jeffrey J. Clarke received his MA and Ph.D. in history from Duke University. Dr. Clarke served as a combat historian in Vietnam, and has been a research and writing historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History since 1971. He has authored several official histories as well as numerous articles on military history in the 20th century. His major publications include Riviera to the Rhine, the history of the U.S. Seventh Army and 6th Army Group during World War II, and The Final Years, the story of the U.S. advisory effort in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973. Dr. Clarke has also taught history at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland for over twenty-five years, and served in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1991 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. "In Advice and Support: The Final Years, the author describes the U. S. Army advisory effort to the South Vietnamese armed forces during the period when the U. S. commitment in Southeast Asia was at its peak. The account encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, from the demanding work of the battalion advisers on the ground to the more sophisticated undertakings of our senior military officers at the highest echelons of the American military assistance command in Saigon. Among critical subjects treated are our command relationships with the South Vietnamese army, our politico-military efforts to help reform the South Vietnamese military and government, and our implementation of the Vietnamization policy inaugurated in 1969. The result tell us much about the U. S. Army's role as an agent of national policy in a critical but neglected arena, and constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of events that occurred in Vietnam, and also the decisions and actions that produced them." Condition: Good.

Keywords: Combat Effectiveness, Special Forces, Military Advisers, Combined Command, Prisoners of War, Pacification, Vietnamization, Mobilization, Combined Operations, Lam Son 719

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