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On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War

On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War

By Harry G. Summers, Jr.

Presidio Press, 1982, 210 pp.

The author, a colonel on the staff of the Army War College, has reexamined military strategy and tactics in the light of our experience in the Vietnam War. His analysis extends well beyond the battlefield to Congress, the political leadership and the people. Among his many messages: Success in war requires clarity in political and military objectives.