As the subtitle makes clear, this densely written book compares four wars, starting with World War II, and attempts to explain why the "strategic architecture," the author's term for the combinatio
“Hastings has written the best one-volume history on this war in a generation . . .”
When the first major contingent of conventional U.S.
“leaves behind a legacy as one of the Army’s most influential innovators . . .”
Nick Brokhausen spent the 1960s and early 1970s on the sharpest edge of the spear. Back in those days, the Minnesota native was a member of the U.S. Special Forces.
“The 50th anniversary . . . should be retold as a tribute to these long forgotten heroes that answered their county’s call in this controversial war.”
The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.
“books like this remind us of the human cost of war and the sacrifices made by soldiers who answered their country’s call . . .”
“This impressive book is an outstanding companion volume that covers the war from many perspectives . . .”
War is never pretty, and in the case of Vietnam less so for a variety of reasons. Those who served there deserved better than we gave them when and since they came home.
“Although the true strategic and tactical success of the American stand at Khe Sanh will continue to be debated . . .