Honorable Warrior PB A man of extraordinary inner strength and patriotic devotion General Harold K Johnson was a soldier s officer loved by his men and admired by his peers for his leadership courage and moral convict

  • Title: Honorable Warrior (PB)
  • Author: Lewis Sorley
  • ISBN: 9780700609529
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • A man of extraordinary inner strength and patriotic devotion, General Harold K Johnson was a soldier s officer, loved by his men and admired by his peers for his leadership, courage, and moral convictions Lewis Sorley s biography provides a fitting testament to this remarkable man and his dramatic rise from obscurity to become LBJ s Army Chief of Staff during the VietnamA man of extraordinary inner strength and patriotic devotion, General Harold K Johnson was a soldier s officer, loved by his men and admired by his peers for his leadership, courage, and moral convictions Lewis Sorley s biography provides a fitting testament to this remarkable man and his dramatic rise from obscurity to become LBJ s Army Chief of Staff during the Vietnam War.A native of North Dakota, Johnson survived than three grueling years as a POW under the Japanese during World War II before serving brilliantly as a field commander in the Korean War, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism The latter experiences led to a series of high level positions that culminated in his appointment as Army chief in 1964 and a cover story in Time magazine.What followed should have been the most rewarding period of Johnson s military career Instead, it proved to be a nightmare, as he quickly became mired in the politics and ordeal of a very misguided war.Johnson fundamentally disagreed with the three men LBJ, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and General William Westland running our war in Vietnam He was sharply critical of LBJ s piecemeal policy of gradual escalation and his failure to mobilize the national will or call up the reserves He was equally despondent over Westland s now infamous search and destroy tactics and reliance on body counts to measure success in Vietnam.By contrast, he advocated greater emphasis on cutting the North s supply lines, helping the South Vietnamese provide for their own internal defenses, and sustaining a truly legitimate government in the South Unheeded, he nevertheless continued to work behind the scenes to correct the nation s flawed approach to the war.Sorley s study adds immeasurably to our understanding of the Vietnam War It also provides an inspiring account of principled leadership at a time when the American military is seeking to recover the very kinds of moral values exemplified by Harold K Johnson As such, it presents a profound morality tale for our own era.

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    1. The life and career of one of America's unsung heroes, General Harold K. Johnson, who served in three wars.

    2. A forgotten man in the history of the Vietnam War, General Harold K. Johnson served as U.S. Army Chief of Staff during the run-up to the war and fought against the ill-conceived policies behind it.A highly-decorated officer who had survived three brutal years as a Japanese prisoner, and served as a highly-decorated field commander in Korea, General Johnson saw the error in attempting to fight a war of attrition in Vietnam using draftees. He warned LBJ and Secretary of Defense McNamara that a fai [...]

    3. Reading this book provided me with still another lesson in my arrogance of judgment and the tragedy of the media coverage of the Vietnam War (and probably any other public issue that one might select).The Harold Johnson of this thorough and well-documented biography bears no resemblance to the press-created version of the man with the same name who was army chief of staff during the critical years of the American involvement in Vietnam. Even recent television documentaries that attempt a more ba [...]

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