By James H. Willbanks
The operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, went rather well for the 1st few days, yet as circulate turned slowed down the NVA rushed reinforcements to the conflict and the ARVN forces chanced on themselves below heavy assault. US airpower wreaked havoc at the North Vietnamese troops, however the South Vietnamese by no means regained momentum and finally started to withdraw again into their very own nation below heavy enemy pressure.
In this primary in-depth examine of this operation, army historian and Vietnam veteran James H. Willbanks strains the main points of conflict, analyzes what went fallacious, and indicates insights into the problems presently being incurred with the educational of indigenous forces.
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A Raid Too Far: Operation Lam Son 719 and Vietnamization in Laos (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by James H. Willbanks