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As a military strategy, attrition meant wearing down or grinding down the enemy until the enemy lost its will to fight or the capacity to sustain its military effort. S. forces were unlikely to accomplish that objective. A young CIA analyst, Samuel Adams, believed he had discovered, from captured enemy documents, that possibly twice as many enemy soldiers were in South Vietnam as MACV’s current intelligence reported. ) In a guerilla war it was generally agreed that three conventional soldiers were the equivalent of one guerilla.
Citizens with the Great Society programs, was tantamount to slow political suicide. By October 1967, Lyndon Johnson was fighting for his political life: proposing and lobbying for a tax increase to fight a war in Southeast Asia and to send children to school in America. ” This bankruptcy in political credibility was evident in Johnson’s personal anguish during the riots that ravaged American cities in the summer of 1967. ”2 This book reveals how the president and his principal advisors faced the failure of their military policy in Vietnam.
Following the June 12, 1965, coup, Ky had been installed as premier by the nineteen-member national leadership council until a constitution could be written and elections held, both of which were yet to be done at the time of the Manila conference. ” Ky replied: “No. I don’t think so. ” He said that General Westmoreland had reported to him the other day that half the prisoners captured in recent military operations still thought Diem (who had been assassinated in November 1963) was running the government in Saigon.