Mobilization of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve: Historical Perspective and the Vietnam War
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study provides an examination of the mobilization and use of Army National Guard ARNG and Army Reserve USAR forces for the Vietnam War. The study first reviews Chapter 2 the historical mobilization experiences of the United States in order to gain an appreciation and perspective of the mobilization and use of the MilitiaNational Guard and Reserves throughout US history. Then, the study examines Chapter 3 the extent to which the President and his civilian and military advisers considered mobilization during the first 3 years of the Vietnam ground war and the rationale behind the nonmobilization during this period. The examination then focuses Chapter 4 on the 1968 mobilization for the Vietnam War and addresses in detail what happened regarding the Army Reserve Component forces involved. The study ends Chapter 5 with conclusions and interpretations relative to mobilization in general and to the partial mobilization for the Vietnam War.
- Humanities and History
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies