War is not always black & white ...
The Vietnam war left an indelible mark on America. Not since our Civil War has a conflict so divided our people.
And, a generation after the war in Vietnam ended; many Americans remain haunted by its memory. More than three decades after the fall of Saigon, it is time to better understand the enemy we fought in Vietnam and the role their "Iron Will" played in its outcome.
The best way to do so is by sharing the personal experiences of the men and women who epitomized this Will--empowering them to live, fight, endure and prevail in their war with America.
And, by doing so...perhaps those still haunted by the Vietnam conflict can begin the process of exorcising its ghosts.
Stories never before told--from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields ... as revealed in hundreds of personal interviews with enemy veterans & their war diaries.
Lieutenant Colonel James Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Desert Storm. An author, speaker and business executive, he also currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father--Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc.
He writes extensively on foreign policy and defense issues, having written hundreds of articles for various newspapers, magazines and professional journals, including:
USA Today The Washington Post The New York Times The Washington Times The LA Times The Chicago Tribune The San Diego Union Parade magazine & others
His articles have covered issues of major importance, oftentimes providing readers with unique perspectives that have never appeared elsewhere. This has resulted, on several occasions, in his work being cited by members of Congress and entered into the US Congressional Record.
His thoughtful perspectives earned him an invitation to join the prestigious Committee on the Present Danger (CPD), of which the honorary co-chairmen are Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Jon Kyl, former Secretary of State George P. Schultz and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey. The CPD is a non-partisan organization with one goal--to stiffen American resolve to confront the challenge presented by terrorism and the ideologies that drive it.
Colonel Zumwalt is featured as one of 56 US military professionals in LEADING THE WAY, a book by best-selling author Al Santoli, which documents the most critical moments of the interviewees' combat experiences from Vietnam to Somalia.
He has also been cited in numerous other books and publications for unique insights based on his research on the Vietnam war, North Korea (a country he has visited ten times and about which he is able to share some very telling observations) and Desert Storm.
Colonel Zumwalt received a presidential appointment to be the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, in which capacity he served from 1991-1992.
Because of his expertise, he also was asked to participate in a very unique educational project conducted at a high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he voluntarily contributes time and resources to educating students on issues of international importance.
Brought out the Ingenuity of a determined people who would never say die or give up.Published 1 month ago by ChrisMuz
The most cogent, insightful, forgiving, and powerful book yet on the Vietnam war. Stands alongside Karnow's history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by reader
I received this book as a gift from the author, a fellow Marine retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, sometimes mistaken for his father, Admiral Zumwalt. I have gone through it twice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert David STEELE Vivas
It's an unusual and refreshingly sensible and noble thing for Zumwalt to aim to understand his former enemy's experience. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christopher Thean
The nitwit who wrote this tripe failed to mention all of the "dark " attributes of the North Vietnamese. He made them out to be upstanding , decent types . Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ray
At the time a young warrior goes into battle, he doesn't have time to think about what the other poor bastard trying to kill him is going through. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DRACU PERIAN
I served in the US Navy with the author aboard USS Leahy DLG 16 around 1970-1971. He later transferred to the Marine Corps. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Johnnie Noles
as a combat vet during all of 1968 with the 4 Cavalry, 1st Inf. Div., like most vets we did not understand our enemy and what the war was really about and why we were there. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book! A Vietnam veteran myself, I nevertheless learned a lot. My own favorite story was about the "disappearing bridges" the North Vietnamese built along the Ho... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Larry Brower