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Vietnam Plus-50

tsegall Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 11:06 AM
Tet was in terms of numbers killed a defeat for the VC and NVA, but USA also showed how we were winning the war with "body counts" which were not really relevant since the enemy was willing to endure these losses indefinitely while USA had its home front problems with losses which were a fraction of those we inflicted. w.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...