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A soldier of the Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of th7e 5US Army

The Tactics and Strategy of the Australian Light Infantry in Counter-Revolutionary Operations in South Vietnam, 1966–71

Andrew T Ross
RUSI Journal, 9 August 2017
History, Pacific
The tactics used by the 1st Australian Task Force yielded better results than those used by US forces.

The First Australian Task Force’s operations in South Vietnam were based on the British Commonwealth concept of counter-revolutionary warfare. Andrew T Ross shows how this strategy allowed the Task Force to suffer fewer casualties and achieve greater success than its US ally. Although this could not have changed the course of the war, it shows the viability of British Commonwealth counterinsurgency doctrine.

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