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Vietnam was unwinnable

Discussion in 'Military History' started by bronk7, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2013
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    .we are talking REALITY--not nuking anyone....not invading the north like the Russians and US did to Germany --that wasn't going to happen--even if they did invade the North, they couldn't stay there forever.....
    ..first--the French lost--and after we gave them MILLIONS$ and with all their '''advantages'' ....this should've been a lesson
    ......a big problem was the Vietnamese government [ and military ] = for a long time it was corrupt/unstable/etc = they had 3 heads of state changes in less than 2 years--one with a MURDER..with many attempted coups before and after......that mess was still there after Thieu took over
    ...N Vietnam did not have to even beat the US ......
    .......the US could cut off Korea because it was peninsula--where as NV could bring troops/etc to the South over land
    .......even if we did invade the North, it would be like Napoleon at Moscow

    JFK said it...McNamara said it..George Ball said it = unwinnable

    Gen. Navarre:
    ''''There is a light at the end of the tunnel," meaning the war would soon end and the French would win. As we now know, he was wrong. The French lost''''
    .Remembrance: Light at the End of the Tunnel - The Digital Journalist

    ''''light at the end of the tunnel.''''
    Light at the End of the Tunnel: The United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    it's like the Russians in Afghanistan = unwinnable
    Poppy likes this.

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