By Norman Stone

'Without query one of many classics of post-war old scholarship, Stone's boldly conceived and brilliantly done publication opened the eyes of a iteration of younger British historians raised on stories of the Western trenches to the the most important significance of the japanese entrance within the First global War' Niall Ferguson 'Scholarly, lucid, unique, in response to an intensive wisdom of Austrian and Russian assets, it sharply revises conventional assumptions in regards to the First global War.'

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Gayler agreed to press the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to order Option IV. 65 The evacuation was on. As Air America Hueys lifted off and buses began to roll, the last vestiges of order vanished from the streets of Saigon, and Communist forces began to infiltrate the city. The plan called for the assembly to begin before dawn, when the streets were empty. As it happened, the < previous page page_21 next page > < previous page page_22 next page > Page 22 bus convoys were mobbed. One was broken up by dissident South Vietnamese military elements and abandoned; others were diverted to the embassy compound, served only by two constricted helicopter pads and never intended as a mass evacuation point.

It was 1421 hours local time in the Gulf of Siam. , it was 0321. S. 3 The news quickly worked its way up the chain of command. At twenty to eight in the morning eastern daylight time, President Gerald Ford was notified by Lt. Gen. 4 Secretary of State and national security adviser Henry Kissinger was informed of events in the Gulf of Siam at about the same < previous page page_26 next page > < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 time. He immediately called the president. Just over six hours had elapsed since the Mayaguez transmitted her SOS.

Although such techniques produce useful planning data and lay out the physical parameters of weapons effectiveness, they cannot predict the outcome of an engagement. Such tools can, if used properly, help to delineate the outer limits of feasibilityan important considerationbut they can do no more than that. Once opposing forces come into contact, history clearly demonstrates the importance of intangible and unquantifiable variables such as leadership, discipline, training, unit cohesion, and esprit de corps in determining the outcome.

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