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Creighton W. Abrams

(1914—1974)

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Abrams

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

M1; M-1A1 the main U.S. battle tank, the M1 was delivered to the U.S. Army in February 1980 and named for the late Gen. Creighton Abrams. Its succesor, the M-1A1 ...

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Easter Offensive

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An assault on South Vietnam by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) in the early months of 1972, the aim of which appeared to be winning the war outright. The offensive ...

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George Brown

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(1918–1978), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1974–78.

George Brown served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) for five years: one year as air force chief of staff ...

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Laos, raid into

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An Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) invasion of Laos beginning on February 8, 1971, to destroy the Communist supply line along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and to ...

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Limited War, Joint Chiefs of Staff and

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During the Cold War, the American military became involved in two major if limited wars or police actions: Korea (1950–53) and Vietnam (1964–72). Before the large‐scale commitment of...

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William C. Westmoreland

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(1914–2005), U.S. general.

One of the most controversial figures in American military history, William Westmoreland, by his own appraisal, was “the most vilified man in America”...

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