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Lessons Not Learned From Vietnam

Buck110 Wrote: May 01, 2012 7:15 AM
We have not won! No one surrendered did they? We want to fight limited was, and show more concern for our enemies that we do for our own troops. Shame on Bush. He did this to us and Obama continued it. We must fight to win, then come home.
3129 Wrote: May 01, 2012 5:20 PM
Wars on contraband can never be won. That is why mexico is so dangerous to the U.S. Fire all incumbents. Viva la revolucion.
Joe 145 Wrote: May 01, 2012 9:47 AM
Many wars do not result in surrender. Many times both side agree to stop, other times one side agrees to stop. I do not consider this to be 'surrender', although it could be seen that way depending upon the agreement that is struck.
Buck110 Wrote: May 01, 2012 7:16 AM

After the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, military and civilian strategists sought “lessons learned.” Many were tactical or technical, such as the operational effectiveness of precision-guided munitions and the continuing need for guns on jet fighters. At the strategic level, one pundit recommended that the United States never again fight in a former French colony located on the other side of the world with borders contiguous to enemy sources of supply governed by an ally of dubious political legitimacy. After the fall of Saigon 37 years ago, the United States embarked on another unsatisfying war, the result seeming eerily...