James D. McLeroy lived at Kham Duc and led an elite group of U.S. and indigenous Special Forces troops in the battle. Gregory W. Sanders witnessed a detailed analysis of the battle at the Americal Division headquarters prior to a joint U.S. and South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) operation at and around Kham Duc in 1970.
"the most authentic account to date of the historic battle of Kham
Duc in the Vietnam War. It convincingly explains why, contrary to
all other accounts, it was an American tactical victory. Well
written, impressively researched, and filled with new details,
'Bait' is highly recommended for scholars, students, and general
readers of military history."
--Robert Turner, Professor and Distinguished Fellow, University of Virginia "Journal of Military History"
"A richly detailed micro (or case) study that sheds light on the meta-pattern not only of the Vietnam War, but on war itself."
--Arthur Hansen, Professor of History (ret.), California State University "Journal of Military History"
"...an important contribution to our understanding of this major battle during America's most misunderstood war. It is a compelling account of true life-and-death events for anyone interested in military history and a fresh in-depth analysis of the battle for historians. Bait should be mandatory reading for military leaders at every level."--Arthur Hansen, Professor of History (ret.), California State University "ARMY Magazine"