Stalking the Vietcong: Inside Operation Phoenix: A Personal Account (Paperback)

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    Stuart A. Herrington was a counterintelligence officer in the Vietnam War. He served the last year of his thirty-year army career as a member of the faculty of the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
    In a gripping memoir that reads like a spy novel, one man recounts his personal experience with Operation Phoenix, the program created to destroy the Vietcong’s shadow government, which thrived in the rural communities of South Vietnam.

    Stuart A. Herrington was an American intelligence advisor assigned to root out the enemy in the Hau Nghia province. His two-year mission to capture or kill Communist agents operating there was made all the more difficult by local officials who were reluctant to cooperate, villagers who were too scared to talk, and VC who would not go down without a fight. Herrington developed an unexpected but intense identification with the villagers in his jurisdiction–and learned the hard way that experiencing war was profoundly different from philosophizing about it in a seminar room.

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    ISBN 9780345472519
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 2004-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Presidio Pr
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Inside Operation Phoenix: A Personal Account
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Herrington, Stuart A.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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      almost like walking in their shoes (jungle boots) as they seek out the enemy.

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