take the fight to the N V and disrupt their plans 2 pacification protecting S V

Take the fight to the n v and disrupt their plans 2

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take the fight to the N V and disrupt their plans 2. pacification - protecting S V rural population from N Vietnamese. 60,000 vietcong were found and killed 3. improve S V army - increased number and weapons results insurgency badly weakened the US had broken the code of the war force N V into a new strategy to abandon guerrilla warfare lead to full scale offensive of S V 1. Human Right Fiasco: Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Jan-Feb. 1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi leader of Iran came fully into power 1953 constitutional monarchy before but after overthrow of Mosadeq its a dictatorship close friend of US provide him with advisors he sells US oil repressive autocrat has a secret police force called SAVAK CIA trained - shah of Iran is a modernizer dramatically changes Iranian society industrializes moves away from Islamic law - law of the land drafts a constitution much more based on secular law intent on bringing women out of the home
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strange setting --> horribly repressive yet trying to modernize changing economy old elites are being pushed out traditional religious people are horrified with women gaining more freedoms horrified with shah not respecting Islamic law the intellectuals don’t like the shah they agree with modernization but don’t like the repression want an open society US puts up listening posts to listen to Soviet communications Jimmy Carter becomes president 1977 puts emphasis on human rights condemns shah of Iran advisors say thats not a good idea because shah is an ally and a friend but Carter openly condemns him - the groups who don’t like the shah perceive Carter’s comments as the US withdrawing support they come together street protests Carter recognizes his mistake and makes unclear statements looks hypocritical 1978 Carter is backtracking the street protests intensify shah is diagnosed with cancer moving from 78 to 79 massive street protests capital city Teheran (Tehran) the shah orders military to fire on protestors but they refuse he flees the country Jan 1979 chaos in Iran groups have nothing in common now that the shah is gone A few questions about the material. - How important are JSA points about whether Vietnam was a wise/winnable war or an unwise/unwinnable war? The JSA lecturer, I believe it was Professor Kort, gave a laundry list of reasons backing each perspective. Should we know whether the US could have saved South Vietnam if we did things differently/should we know the books written (Moyar and Prados) about each perspective? - During Vietnam General Abrams had a strategy of "clear and hold." Is that shifting from large operations to small ambushing, pacification, and improving the army? And what were the results of this, I wrote that the US broke the code of war and I'm not sure why...
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Hey Steph and Deepti, Up late I see. The answer to your first question is yes, you should know it.
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