Last Battles: 1971–1973
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Last Battles: 1971–1973 book
Throughout 1971, the war in Vietnam proceeded on an unusually low level. The GVN attempted to capitalize on the waning asset of American military strength by launching a daring offensive into Laos. The pattern of operations employed by both sides in Hau Nghia during 1971 was nearly identical to that in the last half of 1970. There were no large military campaigns inside the borders of South Vietnam by either side. Yet, it is quite apparent that the pattern described by Colonel Weissinger concerning the Hau Nghia RF/PF continued until the cease-fire in 1973. He considered the problem of PF leadership "unsolvable", adding that it was no longer possible to find or identify all the platoon leaders. It is easy to imagine the anguish that must have afflicted the American agricultural advisors, seeing success for the first time only to watch, in turn, the most violent battles of the war and a marked revival of the Front in Hau Nghia.