New PDF release: A Raid Too Far: Operation Lam Son 719 and Vietnamization in

By James H. Willbanks

ISBN-10: 1623490170

ISBN-13: 9781623490171

In February 1971, the military of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) introduced an incursion into Laos in an try and minimize the Ho Chi Minh path and spoil North Vietnamese military (NVA) base parts alongside the border. This circulation may be the first actual try out of Vietnamization, Pres. Richard Nixon’s software to show the combating over to South Vietnamese forces as US wrestle troops have been withdrawn. US floor forces may help the operation from inside South Vietnam and might pave how one can the border for ARVN troops, and US air aid could disguise the South Vietnamese forces when they entered Laos, however the South Vietnamese forces might assault at the floor alone.

The operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, went rather well for the 1st few days, yet as circulation turned slowed down the NVA rushed reinforcements to the conflict and the ARVN forces stumbled on themselves less than heavy assault. US airpower wreaked havoc at the North Vietnamese troops, however the South Vietnamese by no means regained momentum and eventually started to withdraw again into their very own state less than heavy enemy pressure.

In this primary in-depth learn of this operation, army historian and Vietnam veteran James H. Willbanks lines the main points of conflict, analyzes what went incorrect, and indicates insights into the problems at the moment being incurred with the learning of indigenous forces.

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