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Для сайта:Мир книгUSAF Southeast Asia Monograph sequence. quantity 1 Monographs 1 and a couple of. Many records, articles, and tales were written approximately U.S. Air strength operations in Southeast Asia (SEA). even though, none have giyen the severe in-depth assurance commensurate with our point of involvement. This quantity, the 1st in a USAF Southeast Asia Monograph sequence, is an try to record the tale of AIR-POWER— and the folk at the back of it—in our countries longest armed conflict.For 8 years American airmen fought with a mess of missions, evolving weaponry, ever-changing strategies and perhaps such a lot notable—constantly altering constraints. during this quantity, authors from the Air struggle collage and Air Command and employees collage who truly fought there have mixed for 2 first-class monographs of the folks and guns in SEA. The authors breadth of wrestle event presents a penetrating account of airpower delivered to bear—with all of the emotion, frustrations, bravery and confusion of genuine life.For the overall reader, those tales inform of airpower in human phrases and may supply a few figuring out of the spirit, braveness, and professionalism of our U.S. airmen. To the scholar of airpower drawn to bettering the effectiveness of our Air strength, the monographs make an outstanding case learn of tactical air doctrine. the full sequence is devoted to ALL who served.

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Leadership recognized, while the initiation of the conflict was due to those in the South to a greater extent than the United States chose to acknowledge. It is conceivable that no civic action programs could have the degree of impact on the outcome of the war that was intended. S. actions during the Vietnam conflict, it is important to note that other countries also engaged in the use of medical services as part of their civic action programs. For example, in the early years of World War II, Finnish army doctors were sent to treat the peasants in remote Karelian villages.

31 The military has the additional advantage of being able to provide security for civic action programs when necessary. S. military endeavors in Vietnam and the less formalized medical assistance programs and then the more formal and structured programs during and after the major American troop buildup of 1965. Chapter [24] Previous Use of Medical Care for Foreign Civilians 5 will undertake a medical evaluation of the various programs, and Chapter 6 will look at them as a policy tool. The final chapter will draw conclusions from the preceding chapters and make some suggestions as to how best to use medicine as an instrument of policy in the future.

The civilian population was strongly courted by all participants in the conflict. All parts of the country were in dispute virtually all of the time. Both sides realized that victory could not be achieved without winning the support of the peasantry in this rural society. The introduction of modern medicine into remote rural areas was accompanied by problems of communication greater than language barriers. Also, there were many different cultural groups in Southeast Asia, each with their own traditions and mores.

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