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The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Ira A. Hunt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong-controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry ... More


The Take-off

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

By the end of the first quarter in 1969, the effectiveness of combat operations had peaked, preempting Communist efforts. The brave soldiers of the division displayed extraordinary heroism in ... More


“Get Them before They Get Us”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In Saigon, Paul Harwood found that his ambivalence about the Anticommunist Denunciation Campaign persisted. More worried in late 1955 that involvement in government abuses would compromise National ... More


Pacification: The Endgame

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The 9th Infantry Division was introduced in the Delta for one purpose only, to improve security. Its mission was clear: it had to defeat the Viet Cong main and local force units and to support the ... More


Another Chance in the Countryside

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The concerted effort to win voluntary cooperation that characterized the Viet Cong program during the nine years of Ngo Dinh Diem's rule had largely given way, by late 1965, to a military draft and ... More


Experiments in the Lowlands

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Throughout the course of Operation Switchback, the station had been actively looking for new ways to preserve Central Intelligence Agency involvement. The principal burden of this exploratory effort ... More


The Kien Hoa Incubator

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Establishing the Government of Vietnam's (GVN) good intentions would not by itself win active peasant allegiance if the authority of the communist apparatus were not challenged. A program of ... More


The 1968 Tet Offensive and Accelerated Pacification

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

The urban focus of the Tet offensive meant that cadre program installations in the province towns got more attention from the enemy than teams operating in the hamlets. According to early reporting ... More


Securing the Mekong Delta

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The Mekong Delta was the most populated and richest agrarian area of South Vietnam, and consequently it was the primary target of Communist aggression. Viet Cong activities in the Delta were ... More


The United States, 1968–72

Jasen J. Castillo

in Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789103
eISBN:
9780804790727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789103.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter seven argues, according to cohesion theory, that the United States deployed a professional military to fight the Vietnam War. This professional military grew out of a combination of weak ... More


Fourth Phase of the VC/NVA General Offensive

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The division captured an enemy document in January 1969 that indicated that the fourth phase of the General Offensive and General Uprising, the Dong Xuan, a Winter-Spring Offensive, was imminent. Its ... More


Phoenix

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

The innovative aspects of the intelligence collection and exploitation staff (ICEX) system, or the Phoenix program, included the action capability that the Quang Nam team and Walter Roberts had built ... More


A Matter of Running City Hall

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

The implementation of the Paris agreements in January 1973 intensified the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) focus, and that of all U.S. officials, on the military balance. The question of rural ... More


Third Phase of the VC/NVA General Offensive

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter narrates the third phase of the VC/NVA General Offensive. At the beginning of August 1968, enemy operations were characterized by a general evasion of contact while maintaining large ... More


Life in a Combined Action Platoon

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the experiences of the Marines and corpsmen in the villages. It highlights how the Americans adapted to and eventually overcame many of the social and cultural obstacles that ... More


Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

John Southard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Vietnam War, combined action platoons (CAPs) were the primary counterinsurgency instruments for the U.S. Marine Corps. The American contingent of each CAP consisted of approximately a ... More


Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Thomas L Ahern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers a detailed account of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) effort to help South Vietnamese authorities win the loyalty of the Vietnamese peasantry and suppress the Viet Cong. ... More


In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War

Richard A. Ruth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834197
eISBN:
9780824870409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834197.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores a previously neglected aspect of the Vietnam War: the experiences of the Thai troops who served there and the attitudes and beliefs that motivated them to volunteer. Thailand sent ... More


The Big Picture: 1950–1968

David Millie

in Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143262
eISBN:
9780813144283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143262.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Anti-imperialism, nationalism, and resistance to foreign intrusion were some of the historic elements contributing to the war, with reunification being a high priority of North Vietnam. From ... More


Transition from District to Province: September 1968

David Millie

in Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143262
eISBN:
9780813144283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143262.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter abstract The chapter bridges the activities carried out during a month of settling-in by the author into the position of sector planning and operations officer, and relates personal ... More


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