"…Technology had assumed the role of a god of war…"


“How could the army of the most powerful nation on Earth, materially supported on a scale unprecedented in history, equipped with the most sophisticated technology in an age when technology had assumed the role of a god of war, fail to emerge victorious against a numerically inferior force of lightly armed irregulars?”

The above a fascinating question posed in the opening pages of this week’s text in Studies in U.S. Military History, The Army and Vietnam, by¬†Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. (see bio here).

Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

The Army and Vietnam

  • Published on: 1988-03-01
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • ISBN: 0-8018-3657-3
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    3 thoughts on “"…Technology had assumed the role of a god of war…"

    1. Hi Mollie,
      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. My interest in military history is as a result of a love for a number of areas of history and a fascination with the art and experience of war. I find the combination endlessly fascinating. Add to that the richness of what can be learned by the study of military history: leadership (on a large and small level), organizational theory, logistics and process development and execution, inter-personal dynamics, technological developments and their impacts, social change, political change, the study of personalities, the dynamics of stress, the list goes on and on.

      Hope that provides some insight…