9780891415633

On Strategy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780891415633

  • ISBN10:

    0891415637

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1995-06-01
  • Publisher: Presidio Press

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Summary

Summer's inspired analysis of America's war in Vietnam answers the most pressing questions remaining from that terrible conflict more than a decade before Robert McNamara's painful admissions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xii
Introduction: Tactical Victory, Strategic Defeat 1(8)
Part One: The Environment 9(72)
The National Will: The People
11(10)
The National Will: The Congress
21(12)
Friction: The People
33(9)
Friction: The Bureaucracy
42(11)
Friction: The Danger
53(10)
Friction: The Doctrine
63(8)
Friction: The Dogma
71(10)
Part Two: The Engagement 81(100)
Tactics, Grand Tactics, and Strategy
83(10)
The Objective
93(15)
The Offensive
108(19)
Mass, Economy of Force, and Maneuver
127(14)
Unity of Commmand
141(10)
Security and Surprise
151(8)
Simplicity
159(6)
Coalition Warfare
165(16)
Epilogue 181(15)
Appendix 196(11)
Selected Bibliography 207(11)
Index 218(7)
Biographical Note 225

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