A Raid Too Far Operation Lam Son and Vietnamization in Laos In February the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN launched an incursion into Laos in an attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and destroy North Vietnamese Army NVA base areas along the border

  • Title: A Raid Too Far: Operation Lam Son 719 and Vietnamization in Laos
  • Author: James H. Willbanks
  • ISBN: 9781623490171
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In February 1971, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN launched an incursion into Laos in an attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and destroy North Vietnamese Army NVA base areas along the border This movement would be the first real test of Vietnamization, Pres Richard Nixon s program to turn the fighting over to South Vietnamese forces as US combat troops wereIn February 1971, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN launched an incursion into Laos in an attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and destroy North Vietnamese Army NVA base areas along the border This movement would be the first real test of Vietnamization, Pres Richard Nixon s program to turn the fighting over to South Vietnamese forces as US combat troops were withdrawn US ground forces would support the operation from within South Vietnam and would pave the way to the border for ARVN troops, and US air support would cover the South Vietnamese forces once they entered Laos, but the South Vietnamese forces would attack on the ground alone The operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, went very well for the first few days, but as movement became bogged down the NVA rushed reinforcements to the battle and the ARVN forces found themselves under heavy attack US airpower wreaked havoc on the North Vietnamese troops, but the South Vietnamese never regained momentum and ultimately began to withdraw back into their own country under heavy enemy pressure In this first in depth study of this operation, military historian and Vietnam veteran James H Willbanks traces the details of battle, analyzes what went wrong, and suggests insights into the difficulties currently being incurred with the training of indigenous forces.

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    1. Excellent account of the 1971 incursion in LaosThis is an excellent account of Operation Lam Son 719 using both American and North Vietnamese sources. The author provides enoughdetailed information on the operational and tactical levels to keep the military history enthusiast interested without confusing the novice. Overall another great book by Willbanks.

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