Table of contents for MACV : the joint command in the years of escalation, 1962-1967 / by Graham A. Cosmas.

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1	A Deepening Commitment and a New Command		3
		Beginnings of United States Involvement		5
		Toward the Second Indochina War			8
		The United States Responds to the New Threat	15
		Creating the Command				21
2	A Joint Command: Complications and Conflicts, 1962*1963		35
		MACV and the Pacific Chain of Command		36
		MACV and the MAAG		42
		Formation of MACV Headquarters		44
		The Component Commands		53
		The Debate over Control of Air Power		56
		A Small But Complicated Command		60
3	From Hope to Frustration		71
		Developing an Allied Strategy		75
		The Campaign Falls Apart		85
		MACV and the Coup Against	Diem		95
4	Reorganizing and Reviving Pacification		117
		United States Policy: Picking up the Pieces		117
		Hanoi Prepares for a Larger War		120
		A New MACV Commander		122
		Headquarters Reorganization and Expansion		125
		MACV: Executive Agent for Pacification?		139
		Struggling for Stability		144
5	The Beginning of Escalation		157
		Widening the War		157
		OPLAN 34A		159
		Air and Ground Operations in Laos		161
		Early Planning for the Air War		164
		After Tonkin Gulf: Reinforcing the South		167
		Air War in the North: Planning and Command		172
		The Marines Land at Da Nang		176
6	Beginnings of the Ground Troop Commitment, January*June l965		187
		Plans and Proposals, 1954*1964		187
		Collapse of the CHIEN THANG Plan		190
		A Limited Response		195
		Three Proposals for Sending Troops		200
		Edging into the Ground War		206
		Questions of Command and the Concept of Operations		212
		Where the Question Stood, June 1965		218
7	The Fateful Decisions, June 1965*February 1966		227
		South Vietnam in Peril		227
		Air Power Holds Back the Enemy		230
		Decisions for an American Ground War		232
		Implementing Phase I		245
		Decisions at Honolulu		256
8 MACV Headquarters: The Years of Expansion, 1965*1967		267
		Enlarging the Headquarters		267
		Planning and Control of Operations		275
		Combined Intelligence		284
		The Advisory Mission		288
		Reporting, Research, and Analysis		290
		How Joint the Command?		295
9	Controlling U.S. Forces		305
		Military Assistance Command, Pacific Command, 
			and the JCS		305
		Naval Forces, Vietnam		308
		U.S. Army, Vietnam: A Question of Roles		312
		The Seventh Air Force: A Multiplicity of Masters		318
		The Air War in the South: A Single Manager?		321
		The Field Forces and the III Marine Amphibious Force		329
10	The Allies and Pacification		341
		The Allies		341
		The South Vietnamese: Cooperation and Coordination		346
		Pacification and Saigon Politics		351
		CORDS: A Single Manager at Last		355
11	The Wider Theater		369
		Fragmentation of Command		369
		The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Plain of Jars		371
		Cambodia		377
		A Tangled Chain of Command		387
12	An Evolving Strategy		393
		Basic Questions		393
		The Initial Concept		395
		Problems of Implementation		403
		More Troops or a New Strategy?		409
13	An Autumn of Uncertainty		437
		The Public Relations War		439
		The Order of Battle Controversy		444
		President Johnson Moves To Level Off the War		459
		The Enemy Plans an Offensive		464
14	Conclusion: The Years of Escalation		475
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Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam -- History.