TITLE

The Easter offensive of 1972: A failure to use intelligence

AUTHOR(S)
Baker, W.R.
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin;Jan-Mar98, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the factors that contributed to the failure of American and South Vietnamese forces during the 1972 Easter Offensive in Vietnam. Factors that contributed to the success of North Vietnamese forces; Background on the 1972 Easter Offensive; Reluctance of American and South Vietnamese to use intelligence; Indicators of the NVA attack.
ACCESSION #
393053

 

Related Articles

  • Campaign of Brutality.  // Time;8/21/1972, Vol. 100 Issue 8, p19 

    The article focuses on the brutalities and murders in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam War. It highlights the Easter offensive in 1972 in which the Communists have killed 200 people and held 6,000 in Binh Dinh province. Other examples of brutality in Viet Nam include the trial and execution of Phung...

  • Thunderbolt from Thieu.  // Time;9/18/1972, Vol. 100 Issue 12, p42 

    The article focuses on the 11th decree issued by South Viet Nam President Nguyen Van Thieu that abolishes elections in the 10,626 hamlets in Viet Name. It says that the decree will result in the extension of Thieu's control up to the degree where most Vietnamese make their easiest or only...

  • KONTUM: THE BATTLE TO SAVE SOUTH VIETNAM. Wettemann Jr., Robert P. // Oral History Review;Summer/Fall2012, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p387 

    A review of the book "Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam," by Thomas P. McKenna is presented.

  • Query. McKenna, Thomas P. // Army Magazine;Jun2005, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p79 

    The article calls for individuals who could provide pertinent information regarding the Battle of Kontum in Vietnam during the Easter offensive in the spring of 1972, the subject of the book that the author is due to complete.

  • Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive. Benson, Lawrence R. // Air Power History;Winter2009, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p49 

    The article reviews the book "Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive," by Stephen P. Randolph.

  • What Would Stephen Decatur Do? Cutler, Thomas J. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2005, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p2 

    The article presents the author's experience of the Vietnamese Easter Offensive in the Spring of 1972, where enemy regiments were all around him. Many of the artillery firebases were under siege and several had fallen to the waves of North Vietnamese soldiers sweeping across the region. One of...

  • Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive. Mrozek, Donald J. // Journal of Military History;Apr2008, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p623 

    The article reviews the book "Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive," by Stephen P. Randolph.

  • Awakened Ghosts. ROBBINS, JAMES S. // National Review;9/24/2007, Vol. 59 Issue 17, p30 

    The article discusses a speech made by U.S. President George W. Bush on August 22, 2007 that compared the Vietnam war to the Iraq war and has been heavily criticized. Bush indicated that the reason that the U.S. lost in Vietnam is because of a shortage of will to fight the war in the long-term,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics