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Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

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Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

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Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70 by Gordon Rottman
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US Special Forces in Vietnam created the Civilian Irregular Defence Group (CIDG), a large paramilitary organization designed to protect the local population from Viet Cong incursions, whilst conducting border surveillance, raids and combat patrols in the local area. Their camps were often overrun and having no spare manpower, the US Special Forces created dedicated reaction units which could act in a responsive and flexible manner - Mobile Strike (MIKE) Forces. This book examines the MIKE units, which were formed from the CIDG, the parachute and airmobile training they were given, and the operations that they undertook, from relieving friendly camps to independent offensive operations, providing the first organizational history of the MIKE forces in combat.

Author Biography

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cypress, TX.
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.), maps
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Pages
96
Dimensions
248x184x8
ISBN-13
9781846031397
Product ID
2071305

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