By the end of 1964 the North Vietnamese are so triumphant, South Vietnam so poorly led, the Americans so confused, the inevitable end appears around the corner. Perhaps now, but it wasn’t the case then. Just the reverse. Through my eyes, or the eyes of others who prepared to deploy to Vietnam in January 1967, we were unstoppable. I’m not saying that’s the way it was, but that’s what we believed and how we felt in the 1st Cavalry Division.
Here’s an exchange Defense Secretary James Mattis had with reporters yesterday about tactical nuclear weapons:Q: When Defense Minister Song was here, he went back and told his parliament that you two at least discussed the possibility of small tactical nukes. Is that one of the many wide options under consideration? Mattis: We have open dialogue with our allies on any issue that they want to bring up. We’re not only friends, we’re trusted allies. And we bring up all issues with one another.
The message of this gloomy episode in the “Vietnam” miniseries is that by 1963 the Vietnam War was in a downward spiral and doomed to failure no matter what else happened. But wait: is this supportable historically, or is it a too-narrow interpretation contrived to fit some mysterious agenda? And isn’t it premature to close the book on Vietnam in 1963? My first reaction to is this episode is the rough equivalent of seeing our Revolution through the eyes of George III.
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Selecting a term
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