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Area handbook for North Vietnam.

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      • Includes bibliographies.DA pam no. 550-57.Earlier editions, published under title, Area handbook for Vietnam, are entered under American University, Washington, D.C. Foreign Areas Studies Division. The present revision is published as two separate studies, South Vietnam and North Vietnam.

        StatementFor sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
        PublishersFor sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
        LC Classifications1967
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 95 p. :
        Number of Pages81
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        ISBN 10nodata

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Security surrounding the operation was usually very tight with units only being informed at the last feasible moment. Lanning, Michael Lee; Crag, Dan 1993Inside the VC and the NVA, Ballantine Books. Vigorous counterattacks were also made, particularly against weaker ARVN formations.

They also moved rapidly parallel to the line of ambush, sliding along its length and thus presenting a harder target for American counter-attack. Targets were usually hit in priority order- according to the level of danger they presented to the sapper units, or based on relevant military or political objectives.


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Most of the time was spent in area control, which provided recruits, food and other resources. The Prime Minister was chosen by the President from among the members of the National Assembly. Artillery elements positioned firebases early to create an umbrella of steel over the proposed zone of battle.

Barbed wire was sometimes only cut partially, with the remaining strands broken by hand to muffle the tell-tale "snip" of wire-cutters. A rocket attack was the signal for the sappers to go into action against the helicopters Area handbook for North Vietnam.

soldiers. According to some historians of airpower, costs were sometimes not commensurate with gains, and US airmobile operations might boil down to hugely expensive machines and their support systems chasing a handful of teenagers or second-string militiamen armed with cheap rifles. Trees could also make effective defensive positions. Surprise was achieved on the objective — with many on the US side not believing the NVA would attack such a small outpost.

Signaling and communications [ ] Communications relied heavily on field telephone and runner until the latter stages of the war when mostly conventional forces took the field. For the first time, PAVN's campaign strategy was not based primarily on the demonstrated willingness of its troops to die in greater numbers than those of its opponents. Defensive measures against Area handbook for North Vietnam. aircraft [ ] While their American opponents enjoyed air superiority, PAVN forces continuously challenged them, deploying an impressive array of ordnance to liquidate enemies from the air.

Some of this failure grew out of the difficult conditions in which South Vietnam was initially established. Medical care was difficult and austere in wartime conditions, and medicines and facilities lacking, nevertheless the highly organized system provided a rudimentary level of care to injured fighters, with field hospitals sometimes located in tunnels, caves and underground bunkers.