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by Gordon L. Rottman

Free eBook Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966–70 (Battle Orders) download ISBN: 1846031397
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (September 18, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 96
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Military
Size MP3: 1370 mb
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Rating: 4.6
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Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer.

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in Vietnam Mobile Strike Forces 1966-70 GORDON L ROTTMAN entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist.

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population from Viet Cong incursions, whilst conducting border surveillance, raids and combat patrols in the local area. Their fortified camps were often overrun by the Viet Cong and, having no spare manpower, the US Special Forces created dedicated reaction units which could act in a responsive and flexible manner - Mobile Strike (MIKE) Forces.

This book examines the MIKE units, which were formed from the CIDG, the parachute and airmobile training they were given, and the operations that they undertook, from relieving friendly camps to large-scale independent offensive operations. Written by Gordon L. Rottman, a former US Special Forces soldier in Vietnam, this title provides the first organizational history of the MIKE forces in this conflict.

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Justie
The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) had a huge mission in Vietnam, with A-teams and small groups of indigenous troops scattered around the country, many beyond the reach of rescue by conventional forces. The Mobile Strike Forces, or MIKE Forces, were formed as a quick reaction force for camps and teams in trouble. "Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70" is their story.

This is an Osprey Battle Orders book, well-authored by Gordon Rottman, himself a Vietnam Special Forces veteran. The narrative is clean and authoritative, as only first hand experience can be. It describes the MIKE Forces, their training, organization, and equipment. Their place in the larger Special Forces order of battle is clearly delineated. The book concludes with brief descriptions of some combat actions and a concluding summary. The text is nicely enhanced with period photographs, maps, and diagrams, along with a collection of the various patches worn by the MIKE forces. This book is an excellent introduction to a challenging mission, well-executed by 5th Special Forces, and highly recommended to the general reader and to the student of special operations.
Nalmezar
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Mike Forces. I heard a lot about them but this gave superlative insight into their background and accomplishments. This was nicely written as it showed both the good and the bad of the Mike Forces. I was also surprised to learn the indigenous personnel did not have combatant status as technically they were civilians hired to assist the U.S. Army!
Sardleem
It is one of the best references I have seen, that deals with the MSF. I know, because I have read a lot of SF books and publications, and served 6 years in Special Forces (1962-1968), spending 19 months in the 5th Special Forces Group, Vietnam (Feb 1966-Sep 1967).
Venemarr
While somewhat short and NOT near the detail and "you-are-there" feeling of Jim Donahue's three books on the Mobile Guerrilla Force, this book does provide a lot of overview of the history, organization, etc. of the MGF.

I would highly recommend.
Shaktit
A well put together source, recommended reading for any interested in the Viet Nam conlict.