Lessons Of Vietnam...

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  1. Annie
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    Annie Diamond Member

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    Excellent piece, I think the libs will definately find red meat here:

    From the middle of a really long essay:

    http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20051...arning-the-lessons-of-vietnam.html?mode=print

     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Vietnam vets finally get long overdue recognition...
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    Vietnam Vets Finally Honored With 'The Welcome They Never Received'
    30 Mar 2018 - These veterans say they weren't greeted by protestors when they returned from Vietnam, but they're glad for the recognition
     
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    ..Vietnam was unwinnable
    ..SVietnam's culture of corruption/unstable politics/etc were worse enemies than NVN
    ..Diem was corrupt
    ..the government changed leaders 3 times in less than 2 years!! one of them with a murdering coup
    South Vietnam - Wikipedia

    the VC [ much less powerful than the NVA ] beat the SVN/US at AP BAC where the SVN/US has APCs/air/choppers !!!
    Battle of Ap Bac - Wikipedia

    the US could not stay in SVN forever--and when they left, the NV would just start over again

    we lost Cambodia and Laos also--and we spent Billions$$$$
    it's very hard for a foreign country to impart it's will
    Russia-Afghanistan...Britain- Afghanistan .....
    Italy-Greece WW2
    Germany WW2
    Napoleon
    Britain-America Revolutionary War
    America-Nam, Laos, Cambodia
    Israel-Arabs
    the NVA did not have to win!!! just not lose--like America in it's revolution

    and I'm not a lib
     
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    here's another view/aspect:
    the US spent Billions$$$/sent hundreds of thousands of troops/naval and air units/construction/etc to fight for SVN---
    ...SVN was not surrounded/not outnumbered/not a narrow front/etc --yet they could not stop the NVA
    ....where as in the Arab-Israeli wars, Israel was outnumbered in ALL categories/they were surrounded/had a narrow front/the US did NOT send troops-tanks-air-navy/etc----yet Israel always won!!
    .....why?? ---Israel's culture/fighting spirit/will/etc that SVN did not have
     
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    Sorry, but when I clicked on the link got a Page Not Found.
     

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