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...
North Vietnam surrendered at the Paris Peace Talks. The Democrat Congress rejected the agreement because there was a Republican president. A Democrat president (Kennedy) started the Vietnam War. A Democrat president (Johnson) escalated the Vietnam War. A Republican president (Nixon) won it and ended it. The Democrats couldn't accept this politically. They successfully undermined the war that they started and escalated for political purposes. Bush 41 won the War in Iraq, but blundered the aftermath. The surge then worked and we took control in Iraq. Under Obama we retreated and compromised our situation in Iraq to concentrate on Obama's 'Good War' in Afghanistan. Another bad choice by Democrats based solely on political expediency.
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