Table of Contents – October 2007 – Vietnam Magazine

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Found and Lost
By Lex McAulay
Secret documents dug out of the Cu Chi tunnels in 1966 exposed the Viet Cong’s entire Saigon area clandestine organization to total destruction

The Battle of Bong Trang
By Tracy Derks and James G. Holland
Attempting to establish a night ambush, a U.S. Army platoon set itself up in the middle of a VC battalion base camp

Setting the Stage for Dien Bien Phu
By Marc D. Bernstein
Outmaneuvered by Vo Nguyen Giap during the Viet Minh invasion of Laos in 1953, the French drew all the wrong lessons

Cong Cash
By Joe Coley
One of JFK’s “Best and Brightest” advised him to consider waging nuclear war in Southeast Asia

Air Power in the Siege of Khe Sanh
By William A. Barry
Tactical airlift and aerial fire support during the 77-day siege were key to averting an American Dien Bien Phu and defeating the NVA

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters

News
Edited By Bonnie Goodman
Recent developments related to the Vietnam War

Perspectives
By John F. McBride
A Vietnam combat infantry veteran reflects on the brotherly love that emerges in the face of war

Fighting Forces
By John A. Manney
Surveillance drones of the 4025th Reconnaissance Squadron gathered valuable intelligence on SAM sites

Arsenal
By Captain Carl O. Schuster
North Vietnam’s light anti-aircraft artillery downed more American planes and helicopters than all other air defense weapons combined

Personality
By Joyce Rusch
While serving in Vietnam, Arthur Lee’s faith and “can do” attitude sustained his family back home

Letter From Vietnam Magazine

Reviews

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