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Bruce Palmer, Jr

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General Bruce Palmer, Jr., USA (ret.) graduated from the United States Miltiary Academy in 1936.  During World War Two, he served in the Southwest Pacific Theater.  After World War two, he was a tactics instructor at the Infantry School, Fort Benning (GA).  A graduate of Army War College (1952), he also the Deputy Commandant of the War College from 1959 to 1961.


In 1965, he commanded the US troops sent to Dominican Republic.  According to the Arlington National Cemetery (Palmer died in October 2000), “General Palmer became Deputy Commanding General to General William C. Westmoreland in Vietnam in 1967 and Army Vice Chief of Staff, again under Westmoreland, in 1968.”  General Bruce Palmer is the author of The 25 Year War: America's Military Role in Vietnam and Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965.


According to the book description of The 25 Year War: America's Military Role in Vietnam, “from May 1st, 1950, the day President Truman authorized the first U.S. military assistance to Indochina, to April 30th, 1975, the day Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese regime, America was engaged in the longest conflict in its history. This is the story of what went wrong. Bruce Palmer was the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1973. His insights into the key events and decisions that shaped America's military role in Vietnam are uncommonly perceptive. In this penetrating work, he not only presents an insider's history of the war, but also gives an astute critique of America's military strengths and weaknesses. This book is certain to become a standard reference for anyone seriously interested in how America lost the Vietnam war.”

\The 25-Year War: America's Military Role in Vietnam
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Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965
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According to one reader of Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965, “Written by the commander, this book contains interesting insights into one of the "hot" conflicts of the Cold War, which very few people in the U.S. even remember today. It makes an excellent companion to the Leavenworth Paper on the same subject.”

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