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Published by Brassey"s in Washington, [DC] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Unified operations (Military science),
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Veterans.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesHow a generation of officers born of Vietnam revolutionized the American style of war
StatementJames Kitfield.
SeriesAn AUSA Institute of Land Warfare book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUA23 .K526 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination476 p. ;
Number of Pages476
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL669428M
ISBN 100671769251, 157488123X
LC Control Number97015273

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