Vietnam

Vietnam

Our Noble Failure : An Intelligence Officer's Perspective

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"Extraordinary, first-hand account of an Air Force Intelligence officer who served as a strategic advisor to the Vietnamese Air Force from 1966 to 1967. His fluency in the Vietnamese language gained at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, afforded him unequaled opportunities for privileged access to commanders and leaders in both the U.S. and Vietnamese military structure and hierarchy. He was awarded the Bronze Star as well as the Vietnamese Medal of Honor for his key role in pre-empting a large scale all-out planned attack by a North Vietnamese regiment against the most important and highly visible U.S. installation in South Vietnam, Tan Son Nhut Airbase in December 1966. Using a blended mix of personal recollections and anecdotes plus first-hand accounts of historical fact, the author shares his memories of the war in a personal and professional manner. He answers the questions of why we went to war in Vietnam, why we lost that conflict and why our nation could and did turn its back on its own military in so many ways. Most important of all, he answers the question why Vietnam turned out to be such a noble failure in spite of the heroic, dedicated and untiring efforts of so many brave men and women." --Amazon.com.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2018
ISBN: 9781983909719
1983909718
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 Co
Description: 278 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm

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