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Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong–controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South Vietnamese government’s pacification program. Faced with unrelenting physical hardships, a tenacious enemy, and the region’s rugged terrain, the 9th Division established strategies and quantifiable goals for completing their mission, effectively writing a blueprint for combating guerilla warfare that influenced army tacticians for decades to come. In The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled, Ira A. Hunt Jr. details the innovative strategies of the 9th Division in their fight to overcome the Viet Cong. Based on Hunt’s experience as colonel and division chief of staff, the volume documents how the 9th Division’s combat effectiveness peaked in 1969. A wealth of illustrative material, including photos, maps, charts, and tables, deepens understanding of the region’s hazardous environment and clarifies the circumstances of the division’s failures and successes. A welcome addition to scholarship on the Vietnam War, The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam will find an audience with enthusiasts and scholars of military history.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Maps and Figures
  2. pp. xviii-ix
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. x
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  1. Abbreviations and Special Terms
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Chapter 1: Securing the Mekong Delta
  2. pp. 4-11
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  1. Chapter 2: The General Offensive and General Uprising
  2. pp. 12-21
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  1. Chapter 3: Enhancing Combat Capabilities
  2. pp. 22-78
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  1. Chapter 4: Pacification: The Endgame
  2. pp. 79-98
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  1. Chapter 5: Third Phase of the VC/NVA General Offensive
  2. pp. 99-110
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  1. Chapter 6: Fourth Phase of the VC/NVA General Offensive
  2. pp. 111-115
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  1. Chapter 7: The Take-off
  2. pp. 116-136
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  1. Chapter 8: Post–Dong Xuan Operations
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. Chapter 9: Pacification Results
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Chapter 10: A Total Division Effort
  2. pp. 147-149
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  1. Chapter 11: The Division Rotates Home
  2. pp. 150-154
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  1. Appendix A: 9th Infantry Division and Assigned and Attached Units, 1969
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. Appendix B: 9th Infantry Division Task Organization, January–April 1969
  2. p. 159
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  1. Appendix C: The Story of a Booby-Trap Casualty
  2. pp. 160-163
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  1. Appendix D: Prisoner Phan Xuan Quy: Biographical Information and Thanh Phu Battle Account
  2. pp. 164-174
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  1. Appendix E: Reflection of a Prisoner
  2. pp. 175-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 181-195
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813126487
Related ISBN
9780813126470
MARC Record
OCLC
820126867
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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