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Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Stuff We Like

The Viet Cong’s Big Unit War Against the U.S. – Warren Wilkins Interview

By Armchair General

Grab Their Belts to Fight Them – The Viet Cong’s Big Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966 from the Naval Institute Press adds an important stone to the ever growing literature about the war in Vietnam, offering an in-depth analysis of the often overlooked Communist strategic thinking during the early years of the massive U.S. ground intervention in that conflict.

Its author, Warren Wilkins, talks about his research, how communist strategy affected General William C. Westmoreland’s options and more in an exclusive Armchair General interview.

"In researching the book, I quickly concluded that it was inherently unwise to divorce the VC big-unit war from Communist strategy overall … Thus, in order for me to understand the VC big-unit war, I was obliged to include Communist strategy in my research because the latter governed the former."


Click here to read the full interview with Warren Wilkins in the Armchair General forums.