Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

The Story of An Armored Cavalry Squadron in Vietnam : 1-1 Cav, 1967-1968

Book - 2010
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The 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, of the 1st Armored Division, deployed to Vietnam from Fort Hood, Texas, in August 1967. Search and Destroy covers the 1/1's harrowing first year and a half of combat in the war's toughest area of operations: I Corps. The book takes readers into the savage action at infamous places like Tam Ky, the Que Son Valley, the Pineapple Forest, Hill 34, and Cigar Island, chronicling General Westmoreland's search-and-destroy war of attrition against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Exploring the gray areas of guerrilla war, military historian Keith Nolan details moments of great compassion toward the Vietnamese, but also eruptions of My Lai-like violence, the grimmer aspects of the 1/1's successes. Search and Destroy is a rare account of an exemplary fighting force in action, a dramatic close-up look at the Vietnam War.

Publisher: Minneapolis : MBI Pub. Co. and Zenith Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780760333129
Characteristics: 440 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Apr 05, 2015

Another book for war lovers - - not a book explaining how the US empire was in a foreign country, another's country, and killing the people who lived there because they may have different beliefs than Americans [actually a very select few of Americans, the plutocrats], much the same way ISIS kills non-Sunni muslims, and ditto for al Shaboub. Please note the similarities. Did the US government have the right to kill Vietnamese? Does al Shaboub have the right to murder Christian Kenyan students? Does ISIS have the right to murder Shi'a muslims, Christians and Kurds of all religious persuasions [Muslim, Christian and Jews]?


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