The Resource War without fronts : the USA in Vietnam, Bernd Greiner ; translated from the German by Anne Wyburd, with Victoria Fern

War without fronts : the USA in Vietnam, Bernd Greiner ; translated from the German by Anne Wyburd, with Victoria Fern

Label
War without fronts : the USA in Vietnam
Title
War without fronts
Title remainder
the USA in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Greiner ; translated from the German by Anne Wyburd, with Victoria Fern
Title variation
USA in Vietnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"To this day, the My Lai massacre has remained the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War. Yet it is now becoming clear that this infamous incident was not an exception or aberration. Based on extensive research and unprecedented access to U.S. Army archives, War Without Fronts reveals the true extent of war crimes committed by American troops in Vietnam. In a series of case studies, Greiner looks at the killing work of U.S. Army death squads from 1967 to 1971." "Rather than pointing the finger at the "grunts" fighting a dirty war on the ground, Greiner argues that the responsibility for these atrocities extends all the way up to the White House and the Pentagon. The escalation of violence on the ground can be attributed to several factors: a U.S. political leadership afraid for the United States to lose its credibility and unable, against better advice, to stop the war; a military that devised a strategy of attrition based on "body counts" as the only way to defeat an enemy skilled in unconventional warfare; officers who were badly trained, lacking in motivation, and interested only in furthering their careers; soldiers who realized they were utterly disposable and so sought to empower themselves through random killing. The result was the torture, rape, maiming, and murder of countless Vietnamese civilians."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Greiner, Bernd
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.G7313 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Atrocities
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
War without fronts : the USA in Vietnam, Bernd Greiner ; translated from the German by Anne Wyburd, with Victoria Fern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Germany in 2007 as Krieg ohne Fronten : die USA in Vietnam, by Hamburger Edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-502) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Masters of war: The dynamics of asymmetrical warfare ; Political decision-making -- Generals: Military decision-making ; In the line of fire : civilians in the war of attrition -- Officers: The 'Vietnam Only Army' ; The rules of engagement ; Onlookers, accomplices and fellow-criminals -- Warriors: 'Grunts' and Cracks ; Personal testimony ; 'Them and Us' ; Hatred and self-hatred ; Self-empowerment -- 1967 : death squads in the northern provinces: 'Indian Country' : Task Force Oregon ; Quang Ngai and Quang Tin ; Scalphunters -- 16 March 1968 : the massacres of My Lai (4) and My Khe (4): Generals ; Officers ; Warriors -- 1968-71 : war of attrition in the southern provinces: Several 'My Lais'? ; Operation Speedy Express ; Covering up the tracks -- Judges: The laws of warfare and culture of military law ; Investigations ; Trials
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780300168044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009932505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317471845
  • (OCoLC)ocn317471845
Label
War without fronts : the USA in Vietnam, Bernd Greiner ; translated from the German by Anne Wyburd, with Victoria Fern
Publication
Note
First published in Germany in 2007 as Krieg ohne Fronten : die USA in Vietnam, by Hamburger Edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-502) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Masters of war: The dynamics of asymmetrical warfare ; Political decision-making -- Generals: Military decision-making ; In the line of fire : civilians in the war of attrition -- Officers: The 'Vietnam Only Army' ; The rules of engagement ; Onlookers, accomplices and fellow-criminals -- Warriors: 'Grunts' and Cracks ; Personal testimony ; 'Them and Us' ; Hatred and self-hatred ; Self-empowerment -- 1967 : death squads in the northern provinces: 'Indian Country' : Task Force Oregon ; Quang Ngai and Quang Tin ; Scalphunters -- 16 March 1968 : the massacres of My Lai (4) and My Khe (4): Generals ; Officers ; Warriors -- 1968-71 : war of attrition in the southern provinces: Several 'My Lais'? ; Operation Speedy Express ; Covering up the tracks -- Judges: The laws of warfare and culture of military law ; Investigations ; Trials
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780300168044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009932505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317471845
  • (OCoLC)ocn317471845

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