TITLE

from the Mayaguez Incident

AUTHOR(S)
McMichael, William H.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Military History;Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the military strategy lessons that could be learned from the Mayaguez incident involving Khmer Rouge's seizure of the American container ship Mayaguez in 1975. It explains that the successful rescue of the 44 crew of the Mayaguez was completed at a cost of 44 lives and five helicopters. The author suggests that the bloody confrontation could have been avoided if the U.S. considered diplomatic options and accurate intelligence reports were provided.
ACCESSION #
52367825

 

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