By James H. Willbanks
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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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