There are so many books about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam experi- ence that the message of one more risks being lost amidst a vast ocean of tragic tales told with great pain. However, Hackworth and England have provided something more than a reminiscence of an Army combat unit in the post–Tet Offensive world of Vietnam; they have presented readers with a tactical reform primer for infantry. All the information is there in stark GI English, beginning with the first sentence of chapter 1 (not repeated here out of delicacy), and fin- ishing up with the last sentences of the last chapter: “We now need to fight smart as much as we need to get even. There is no other choice. We do it right or we lose. We win—or we die.”
"Steel My Soldiers’ Hearts,,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 57:
1, Article 28.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol57/iss1/28