“Warrior, professor, deep thinker, and highly engaging and articulate writer, Bruce Clarke has written with compassion and wisdom borne of his personal experience in the village of Khe Sanh, 38 years ago. Good war stories take a long time to write, and this one is worth the wait. I am fascinated by the tale and the wonderful new insights that this major historian and military analyst brings to the reader. His sharing of the battle before the battle, the defeat of an NVA Regiment before the main Khe Sanh battle ever began, is masterfully told. A real page turner. And the lessons learned that he shares are well worth noting at a time when we are again, as a nation, engaged in war.”

John K. Swensson, Dean, Language Arts Division; De Anza College and Custodian, The DeCillis Viet Nam Conflict Collection

“Expendable Warriors reveals a little-known chapter in the story of the siege of Khe Sanh–how the battle really began and who was targeted in the first and biggest North Vietnamese assault in the opening round of an epic clash.”

Joseph L. Galloway, co-author: “We Were Soldiers Once…and Young” and “Triumph Without Victory: The History of the Persian Gulf War.”