The American Military Advisor and His Foreign Counterpart

The Case of Vietnam

by Gerald Cannon Hickey

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A 1965 study of the relationship between the American military advisor and his foreign counterpart. Discussed are: (1) barriers to understanding and cooperation; (2) criteria for selection of advisors; (3) desirable emphases in training; and (4) administrative considerations. Appendices include a discussion of the development of the advisory role in counterinsurgency and a survey of the literature relating to the advisory function.

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