Title The U.S. Army before Vietnam, 1953-1965 / by Donald A. Carter.
Author Carter, Donald A., 1955- author.
Publication Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2015.
Description 1 online resource (53 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
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Call # WEB SITE 359.00973
Series CMH pub ; 76-3
The U.S. Army campaigns of the Vietnam War
CMH pub ; 76-3.
U.S. Army campaigns of the Vietnam War.
Note "PIN: 105371-000."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 53).
Summary Covers the period between the end of the Korean War and the initial deployment of ground combat troops to Vietnam, describing the organizational and doctrinal changes the Army implemented as it attempted to digest the lessons of one conflict and to prepare the force for another. Carter also discusses the service's efforts to maintain its position in national defense within the parameters of President Eisenhower's New Look strategic policy. A key issue for the Army was the question of how to prepare a force to operate on an atomic battlefield. In order to compete with the Air Force and the Navy for a diminishing defense budget, the Army had to show that it, too, was a modern, forward-thinking organization, prepared to integrate a new family of tactical atomic weapons into its organization and doctrine. The resulting experiment with the Pentomic division forced Army leaders to reexamine some of their most basic assumptions about future conflict. With the increasing influence of Communist China throughout Southeast Asia, the Army also began to pay greater attention toward counterinsurgency and guerilla warfare. President Kennedy's interest in a doctrine of flexible response and his concern for combatting Communist inspired insurrections prompted the Army to increase training in unconventional warfare and to highlight the capabilities of its developing special forces--the Green Berets.
Subject United States. Army -- History.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
United States -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Command of troops -- History -- 20th century.
Military planning -- United States.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Command of troops. (OCoLC)fst00869220
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Center of Military History, issuing body.
Alt Title United States Army before Vietnam, 1953-1965
Related To Print version: Carter, Donald A., 1955- U.S. Army before Vietnam, 1953-1965 (OCoLC)921165096

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