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October 22, 2010


russ greene

That is interesting to me about the tactical success of the US in Vietnam. Could you summarize his main points?


He pointed out that in the mainforce war (between NVA units in the jungle and the US) the combat was more like the China-Burma-India theater of World War II. The failure of airmobility tactics, US supply considerations, and the inability to exploit superior US advantages in technology and firepower made the NVA able to do much better than most thought. In short, it was not really the Vietcong who were the most militarily effective but enemy mainforce units.

Lexington Green

This is terrible news.

I have had an occasional email dialogue with him for several years.

He was a remarkable man, very knowledgeable, very opinionated, very funny.

I am very sad to hear of his death.

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