Accession Number : ADA186892

Title :   Southeast Asia: A Case Study for National Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Holser, Paul R

PDF Url : ADA186892

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A definition of an offensively oriented national strategy begins this case study of its applicability to Southeast Asia. The author provides background analysis of the region, hypothesis an offensive military strategy applied to the Vietnam War and concludes that strategic offense would have permitted victory. An analysis of the national interests, objectives and the current situation precedes discussion of an offensive national strategy, called selective engagement. The author concludes that an offensive strategy would work and acknowledges the constraints on such a strategy.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *SOUTHEAST ASIA, ATTACK, BACKGROUND, HYPOTHESES, NATIONAL DEFENSE, HISTORY, STRATEGIC WARFARE, STRATEGY, VIETNAM, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE