One of a series of FAST-VAL studies comparing simulated small-unit combat engagements in Vietnam with actual combat results. In this report, a 37-man U.S. Marine infantry platoon attacks North Vietnamese troops hidden in clumps of trees.
Case study of a June 1968 fire fight near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in which 2 North Vietnamese companies attacked a U.S. Marine company in an open-foxhole defensive position, following a 70-round mortar and artillery bombardment the previous night.
The FAST-VAL II simulation model computes casualties inflicted during ground combat by small arms, mortars, artillery, and air ordnance; evaluates casualty-related effects on the performance of ground units; and appraises outcomes of ground actions.
Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam have been recognized as an interdependent front by Communist strategists for 19 years. Vietnamese Communists have been involved in Indochinese affairs for approximately 40 years.
Presents a plausible explanation of Lo's (Lo Jui-ch'ing, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)) purge by linking the documents of the Vietnam debate and the revelations of internal politics during the Cultural Revolution.
A lack of men, money, and any firm guarantee that the U.S. Congress will continue, for very long, to provide funds to support South Vietnam's defense establishment at current levels makes it imperative for South Vietnam to reduce the economic...
To determine characteristics that distinguish the NVA defectors fromtheir comrades, 100 NVA defectors were interviewed at the National Chieu Hoi Center in Saigon; 100 POW forming the control group were interviewed at the Bien Hoa prison camp, ...
The Army's entire repertoire of warfare was designed for conventional war in Europe. In Vietnam, the Army simply performed its repertoire even though it was frequently irrelevant to the situation. This report explores these issues.
A tabular record of border features from the Gulf of Thailand to the Tonkin Gulf, including topography, vegetation, foot trafficability, movement routes, climatology, and the composition and density of ethnic and tribal border populations.
Sixteen years after the Geneva Agreement ending the first Indochina war, the extent of Communist reprisals against Vietnamese who supported the French is still unresolved — and still very much a live issue because of its implications today.