By Lewis Sorley
“Westmoreland is an exceptional booklet, a vintage via an writer who understands his topic good and tells the tale with out hesitation.” — basic Donn A. Starry, U.S. military (ret.), Commander, military education and Doctrine Command (1977–1981)
Is it attainable that the riddle of America’s army failure in Vietnam has a one-word, one-man resolution?
Unless and until eventually we comprehend normal William Westmoreland, we'll by no means comprehend what went flawed in Vietnam. An Eagle Scout at fifteen, First Captain of his West aspect classification, Westmoreland fought in wars and have become Superintendent at West element. Then he was once selected to steer the warfare attempt in Vietnam for 4 the most important years.
He proved a catastrophe. He couldn't imagine creatively approximately unconventional war, selected an unavailing method, caught to it within the face of all competition, and stood accused of fudging the consequences while it mattered such a lot. during this definitive portrait, Lewis Sorley makes a believable case that the battle might have been gained have been it now not for Westmoreland. The tragedy of William Westmoreland consists of classes not only for Vietnam, yet for the way forward for American leadership.
Westmoreland is crucial examining from a masterly historian.