Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

“…Technology had assumed the role of a god of war…”

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“How could the army of the most powerful nation on Earth, materially supported on a scale unprecedented in history, equipped with the most sophisticated technology in an age when technology had assumed the role of a god of war, fail to emerge victorious against a numerically inferior force of lightly armed irregulars?”

The above a fascinating question posed in the opening pages of this week’s text in Studies in U.S. Military History, The Army and Vietnam, by Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. (see bio here).

Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

The Army and Vietnam

  • Published on: 1988-03-01
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • ISBN: 0-8018-3657-3
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    1. This sounds interesting…I’ve always wanted to learn more about Vietnam.

      What made you want to focus on military history?

      Mollie Bryant

      July 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    2. Hi Mollie,
      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. My interest in military history is as a result of a love for a number of areas of history and a fascination with the art and experience of war. I find the combination endlessly fascinating. Add to that the richness of what can be learned by the study of military history: leadership (on a large and small level), organizational theory, logistics and process development and execution, inter-personal dynamics, technological developments and their impacts, social change, political change, the study of personalities, the dynamics of stress, the list goes on and on.

      Hope that provides some insight…


      Rene Tyree

      July 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    3. thanks for new interesting informations about Vietnam.


      July 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm

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