Battles and campaigns - a lost art

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    Korea was sort of borderline -between WW2 and Vietnam. Korea was a tweener.

    Vietnam had some battles -but no campaigns.

    Irag and afg have neither

    not wars
     
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    Vietnam had several Campaigns, they generally last no more then 1 or 2 months. And the Tet offensive created several campaigns as well.

    Iraq was one campaign for the whole war.

    Don't know a lot about Afghanistan but seems to me they had several operations over a large area for a month or so. That would be a campaign.
     
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    Who won the Tet "Offensive??"

    Not the cong.

    Recall Saigon police chief executing a cong

    Unmitigated disaster for the North Vietnamese

    Traitor media ie Walter Cronkite and anti-war punks made TET out to be a defeat for the US

    FDR stifled all dissent from the effort in WW2. Threatened to exile them - put them on an island. if thats what it takes..............
     
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    The nature of war is changing.

    Technology is, in part, the reason.

    Plus the USA hasn't really faced a large army since its brief encounter with the Iraqi Army, and they were so outclassed that no WWII type conditions arose that would have created long campaigns.
     
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