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Grab Their Belts to Fight Them

The Viet Cong's Big Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966
by Warren Wilkins
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Hardback
Pages: 283 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781591149613
TB Code: 1808041
Availability: 234 in stock

Grab Them by their Belts, unlike much of the existing body English literature on the Vietnam War, mined the expansive Communist historiography on the conflict to craft an authentic and accurate account of the big unit war from a Communist perspective. Communist memoirs, unit histories, and battlefield studies were extensively consulted to reconstruct the formation and deployment of major VC/NVA military units, battles and campaigns, and the overarching strategic debates that informed the big unit war. Additionally, Grab Them by their Belts recounts how the Communist big unit war reflected the desire to crush South Vietnam quickly and decisively, and how the failure of that war influenced the decision to launch the Tet Offensive.