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Vietnam Studies Riverine Operations 1966-1969


During 1965 and 1966 when the possibility of creating a U.S. riverine force for operations in the Mekong Delta was being dis­cussed, there were three basic considerations that weighed heavily in favor of the force: a tradition of past American success in river­ine operations, particularly Union operations in the Mississippi basin during the Civil War; the success more recently archived by the French in riverine operations during the Indochina War under conditions that appeared to have changed little during the years that had intervened; and, most important. a situation in the Me­kong Delta that seemed ripe for exploitation by a riverine force.

220 pages

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