INCURSION: From America's Chokehold on NVA Lifelines to the Sacking of Cambodian Sanctuaries. Author J.D. Coleman, a journalist & retired Army LTC who participated in the May?June 1970 operation into Cambodia, documents the American strategy that forced the communists to relocate their supply bases outside South Vietnam.
What only a few knew at the time was that Vietnam's most unpopular campaign was also one of its most successful. He documents the American strategy of interdiction that forced the communists to relocate their supply bases outside the border of South Vietnam. And he looks closely at the compelling events that gave President Nixon his rationale for sending U.S. troops into Cambodia after them. Backed by his intensive research and on-the-scene experience, Coleman presents a fresh new thesis: the combined strategies of interdiction and pacificatino, if employed earlier, could have changed the outcome of the war.
Covers most major battles in the search for COSVN, as well as the firefights around many of the major Landing Zones and Fire Support Bases in Cambodia.
Includes US, ARVN, VC and NVA unit operations. Focus is on 1st Cav operations, but attention is also given to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regimen 'Blackhorse', the 9th Infantry Division, the 25th Infantry Division, MACV, ARVN. Covers operations in the Fishhook, Angel's Wings, Dog's Head, and Parrot's Beak areas of the Vietnam-Cambodian border. 300+ pages. Photos, maps. Indexed.
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