Tactical and Materiel Innovations

Title:                      Tactical and Materiel Innovations

Author:                  John H. Hay, Jr.

Hay, John H., Jr. (1974). Tactical and Materiel Innovations. Department of the Army, : Washington, DC: Government Printing Office

LCCN:    72600390

DS558.2 .H39

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Date Posted:      February 8, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

A monograph which discusses some of the more important tactical and materiel innovations in Vietnam from the viewpoint of the infantry division commander. Some discussion is devoted to the realization that traditional methods of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information were inadequate to the needs of the Vietnam War. Describes the development of acoustic, magnetic, and seismic sensors, platforms for airborne reconnaissance, and surveillance and observation devices—forerunners of the automated battlefield.

 

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 63

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