TITLE

Lansdale and Vietnam

AUTHOR(S)
Tierney Jr., John J.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the reasons for the failure of U.S. Air Force Colonel Edward G. Lansdale to resolve the insurgency led by the Viet Cong in Vietnam. It compares the factors that contribute to the success of the operation against the rebellious group known as Huks in the Philippines with the tactics implemented in Vietnam. The tactical police-style counterinsurgency proposed by Lansdale was rejected by the professional military. In November 1963, the U.S. was defeated in Vietnam.
ACCESSION #
23935251

 

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