CAP Mot: the story of a marine special forces unit in Vietnam, 1968-1969

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The Marines' Combined Action Platoon program--CAP--was one of the most innovative approaches to pacification used in Vietnam. From experience in other civil wars in Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, the Marine Corps believed that firepower alone would not subdue the enemy, that the people had to be won over. Consisting of a volunteer rifle squad, a Navy medical corpsman and a locally recruited platoon of Popular Forces (PF), the CAP lived among the villagers 24 hours a day for the express purpose of protecting and helping them to survive the dangers of their enemies. They also were to help them improve their health and their daily lives. Unlike other forces in Vietnam, the CAP forces did not arrive by helicopter in the morning and leave at night. The only time a CAP marine left the jungle was when he was rotating home, wounded or killed. They became part of village life and aided the local residents in many ways. The marines became familiar with the local terrain, could bring in heavy fire power when necessary, instilled discipline and confidence in the PF forces, and won the loyalty of many Vietnamese villagers. This book tells the story of Goodson's personal experiences as a CAP Marine in the jungles of Vietnam.
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subject_facet , Commando troops, Electronic books, HISTORY -- Military -- Vietnam War, History, Regimental histories, United States, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- CAP, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- CAP -- History, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- CAP. -- History, Vietnam War (1961-1975), Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Commando operations, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United States
title_display CAP Mot : the story of a marine special forces unit in Vietnam, 1968-1969
title_full CAP Mot : the story of a marine special forces unit in Vietnam, 1968-1969 / Barry L. Goodson, CAP Mot : the story of a marine special forces unit in Vietnam, 1968-1969 / by Barry L. Goodson
title_short CAP Mot :
title_sub the story of a marine special forces unit in Vietnam, 1968-1969
topic_facet Commando operations, Commando troops, HISTORY, History, Military, Regimental histories, Vietnam War, Vietnam War, 1961-1975