Archive for the ‘lessons of war’ Category

Vietnam and Iraq Really Are Linked

July 23, 2007

By Dr. Ron Glasser
July 26, 2007

I remembered something that David Halberstam had said to his own group of university students: “The one success of Vietnam was that when we left it did not affect our country. It will not be the same with Iraq.”

I told this newest generation of 17- and 18-year-olds that our army, stretched too thin, was wearing down, and that to keep troops in Iraq — or for that matter to send more troops anywhere in the world — we would need a draft. That caught their attention. 

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