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Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both . .An intelligence officer at the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), Lomperis and his comrades were tasked with translating Washington war policy into action

Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both .An intelligence officer at the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), Lomperis and his comrades were tasked with translating Washington war policy into action. Lomperis provides a rare view of the war from the perspective of a rear echelon officer. He and other so-called REMFs were deeply involved in trying to devise and implement strategies that would the win the war.

Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both as a soldier and as a scholar.

Now, author Timothy Lomperis is a political science professor who has written several books about the Vietnam .

Now, author Timothy Lomperis is a political science professor who has written several books about the Vietnam War. Then, Lomperis was an Army lieutenant in Saigon, a REMF (a rear echelon mother-you know the rest) who did two tours of duty. By combining a history of the war and personal memoir, the result is two narratives woven into one. The author’s service covers the period from the 1972 Easter Invasion to the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement and its aftermath. He offers a mid-level perspective of the rear-echelon war in Saigon.

Series - Modern War Studies. Author: Timothy J. Lomperis. Publication: September 1, 2011. Publisher: University Press of Kansas (September 1, 2011). An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973. In the latter role he has published extensively, including The War Everyone Lost-and Won, hailed as one of the best books ever written on that conflict. Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both as a soldier and as a scholar.

Timothy Lomperis, a former United States Army intelligence officer and Vietnam War historian, has crafted a useful study of the war . In his first tour of Vietnam in 1972, Lomperis served as an intelligence officer under MACV.

Timothy Lomperis, a former United States Army intelligence officer and Vietnam War historian, has crafted a useful study of the war through a synthesis of memoir and historical analysis. Lomperis examines the process by which policy in Washington was translated into military action on the ground in Vietnam from the 1972 Eastertide Offensive through the 1973 Paris Peace Agreements by noncombat officers. He was responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly briefings and providing intelligence analysis to his superiors.

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Lomperis’s new book, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An American Officer’s Memoir, 1972-1973 (University of.

In it, Lomperis concentrates on the period of time he worked in Vietnam as an low-ranking officer at MACV headquarters (March of 1972 to January of 1973) and as a DIA civilian intelligence analyst (from February to August of 1973

The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973.

The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973. The book prsents a comprehenisve overivew of military intelligence at MACV Headquarters in Saigon during the Easter Offenisve of 1972 and follow-on Peace Agreement of 1973. The book argues that the United States won a war it thought it lost (the guerrilla war until the Tet Offensive of 1968), and lost by default what it could have won (the conventional war that followed the defeat of the communist guerrilla wa. Reading the Wind": The Literature of the Vietnam War.

Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both as a soldier and as a scholar. In the latter role he has published extensively, including The War Everyone Lost—and Won, hailed as one of the best books ever written on that conflict. Even though he served two tours "in country" during the war's most frustrating period-from the infamous Easter Invasion through the Paris Peace negotiations-this is the first time he has written about the war from such a personal perspective. An intelligence officer at the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), Lomperis and his comrades were tasked with translating Washington war policy into action. Lomperis provides a rare view of the war from the perspective of a rear echelon officer. He and other so-called REMFs were deeply involved in trying to devise and implement strategies that would the win the war. This largely neglected perspective takes center stage in Lomperis's memoir, presenting a seldom-seen midlevel perspective that provides the missing links between the Washington-Hanoi peace negotiations and the deadly battles between troops in the field. In exposing the inner workings of a military headquarters during wartime, Lomperis recounts the tensions of a command caught between the political imperatives of Washington and the deteriorating military situation on the ground. Involved in the planning and execution of Nixon's 1972 Christmas Bombing Campaign, designed to push the North Vietnamese into peace negotiations, Lomperis sheds new light on Nixon's "secret plan to end the war" while offering rare glimpses of military operations and decision making on the ground in Saigon. Giving color to the REMF story, he also offers a portrait of life in wartime Saigon, writing with genuine respect for and curiosity about Vietnamese culture. And ultimately, he describes his own moral conundrum as the son of missionaries and an initial Cold Warrior who undergoes a gradual disillusionment that resolves into peaceful reconciliation. This incisive memoir is essential for better comprehending what the Vietnam experience was like for the large contingent of Americans who served there. It suggests the need for some fundamental rethinking about Vietnam-not only for the war's veterans but also for those concerned with the lessons it carries for U.S. involvement in current insurgencies.

Comments: (4)

Fountain_tenderness
John, a former co-worker of mine at CICV and MACV, alerted me to a review of Professor Lomperis' latest book. The review is in the February 2012 issue of Vietnam Magazine. I read the review and ordered the book from Amazon. It arrived quickly. I read it in a couple days. It's appropriate that Frank Snepp lends his name to the back cover, along with Andrade, Willbanks, Jervis and Sorley. This book is a kind of mini Decent Interval. It provides both information about intelligence operations in Vietnam and also personal observations of the author. Don't be afraid to pay full price for this book. And if you don't have an Amazon Visa card, apply for one, and you can get this book paid for with your sign-up bonus reward. If Professor Lomperis reads this review, I invite him to join two Yahoo Groups, the CICV Group and the MACV-DAO Group. Just go to Yahoo, find Groups at the bottom, search for CICV and MACV-DAO and follow the instructions. It's free and easy. You can view CICV and MACV-DAO photos and post your own. I also invite anyone else who worked at CICV, MACV, or DAO to join the Groups.
Makaitist
Though we were located in entirely different places, both the author and I were assigned to the 525 MI Group for a brief period of overlapping time.
There is so little written about the period, beginning with the Easter Invasion of 1972, that it is important to fill in the history, as it were.
This book is also unique for discussing the Vietnamese people, particularly around Saigon, and how they lived.
Marilace
well written
Bele
Lomperis tells it as it was for a young officer at MACV in Saigon in 1972-73. I know because I was there. I knew Tim briefly but haven't seen or talked to him since I left Vietnam 39 years ago today on the second to last plane that flew out the last of US combat troops on 23 March 1973. I picked up this book in a book store last month. As I opened it, memories of those years rushed from the pages, from my memory, from my soul. I, and I suspect many others, thought and felt what LT. Lomperis thought and felt. But Tim has articulated it in a way that none of us has yet been able to. I thank him for telling our story. All those interested in the war should thank him as well.
The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973 (Modern War Studies) download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Timothy J. Lomperis
ISBN: 0700618090
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Kansas; First Edition edition (September 22, 2011)
Pages: 288 pages