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...
Good article, but misses the important part; WHY? We make assumptions that we LOST Vietnam, then look for the reasons. Maybe we should ask; 1. Why we didn't win sooner. 2. Why did the Democrat controlled congress vocally reject the terms of North Vietnam's surrender? Why were the mass killings in South Vietnam and Combodia after we cut and ran such a surprise? Why has this administration decided to follow that same failed path used by the Democrats congress at the end of the Vietnam mess? Why do Democrats always feel oblaged to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Why does the media feel ideologically obliged to take sides against America? There are enemies within, both foreign and domestic. The domestic ones don't even realize it.
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