About Face - Study Guide Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

David Hackworth
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Hackworth says that there were great pressures to working at the Pentagon even though that was where the most career advancement was made. He was responsible for the functioning of all Army service schools in the United States. Three star generals approved the recommendation of their action officers offer the different issues went through the bureaucratic procedure. With so many people being involved, Hackworth felt the system resulted in preventing the necessary changes in training policy. In 1967, the training was still geared to the European battlefield and not to the jungles of Vietnam. Because of this, the war was going badly.

Hackworth worked on Ranger training and the result was an increase in enrollment. He thought that the Army would be quick to improve the training tactics of Army personnel. During the 1967 Tet Offensive, the Americans won the tactical victory but the Vietcong...

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