A Historical Study of the United States Army Engineer Operations in The Republic of Vietnam, January 1965 - November 1967.
Master's thesis Aug 1967-Jun 68,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This thesis chronicles one aspect of support for the war in Vietnam, the operations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It presents the history of engineer operations, from the arrival of the first engineer unit in May 1965 through October 1967. The thesis presents the current doctrine pertaining to engineers and then compares this doctrine to the actualities of the war. Limited to coverage of the operations of divisional combat engineer battalions, nondivisional combat engineer battalions, construction battalions, and the command and control headquarters groups, brigades, and commands and separate support companies associated with these battalions. Because of the nature of the war, the piecemeal commitment of forces to the war, and the fact that organizational doctrine was never put to the test, it is impossible to make a definitive judgement as to the effectiveness of current doctrine. The net result of the thesis is a montage, which depicts the sweat, strain, spirit, and what is most important, the accomplishments of the Corps of Engineers in Vietnam.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics