Bloody Sixteen

Bloody Sixteen


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Bloody Sixteen - The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War 1965-1968

The book opens with a stark overview that sets the scene for its account of the 'improved Essex' class Oriskany's three deployments 1965-1968, marked by LBJ-led civilian meddling and micromanagement in far-away Washington - that never factored in, for example, tropical weather - by pussy-footing RoE, and mismanagement of strategy, tactics, training, and munitions provision, and the butterfly approach to target selection and totally inappropriate metrics imposed by MacNamara, which cost many...
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