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Unformatted text preview: Chioma Bennett America in Vietnam Professor Martin Clemis September 8, 2011. Summary of “PROVN, Westmoreland and the Historians: A Reappraisal” by Andrew J. Birtle The article “PROVN, Westmoreland and the Historians: A Reappraisal” by Andrew Birtle depicts the 1966 army report named PROVN, the Program for the Pacification and Long-Term Development of South Vietnam. The article also conveys how many historians and scholars have interpreted PROVN’s importance to the Vietnam War, how some have used it to target General William C. Westmoreland’s decisions and skill in the war, but commend his successor, Creighton W. Abrams, for breaking away from the “mental straightjacket” of the army and his other tactics he used under his leadership in the war....
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- Fall '11
- Andrew J. Birtle, PROVN