Afghanistan, America, and the “Vietnam” Syndrome
Thus, I am loath to make such comparisons with Afghanistan, yet, after some eight years of war, the similarities are more and more striking. It seems America has forgotten ... Afghanistan has affected US troops like it did in Vietnam.
What did we learn from Vietnam?
In my novel “In Country,” one of the characters, a Vietnam vet, says, “What you learn from history ... part of us. The Vietnam War achieved the reunification of North and South Vietnam under Communist rule; so from our point of view, it did not ...
Who Lost Vietnam?
he one law that was immutable during America's long ... my sons and yours would still be garrisoning Vietnam and fighting and dying in an unending guerrilla war.'' The war was ours to lose, and we did; it was for the South Vietnamese to win, and they ...
The Great War, Literature, and Us
Even though we may not know the details of the major battles and most of us couldn't tell you why the war began, we are still dealing with its fallout. Not only did ... Vietnam learn quickly that it's dangerous to feel too deeply, that if you can get high ...
The misunderstood war...Vietnam
Let's start out saying, as I have written about on several occasions this past year, THE UNITED STATES DID NOT LOSE THE WAR ... America's loss in Vietnam… "What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us ...