vietnam

Soldier at Ia Drang. Major Crandall's UH-1D in the background.

Lessons paid for in blood but ignored

The WOT proves that we’ve forgotten whatever we learned from Vietnam, despite the price in money and blood we paid for them. But we can still learn.

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The last copter our of Vietnam.

How the ghosts of Vietnam haunt the War on Terror

Summary: Major Sjursen goes to the heart of our Long War, showing how our military remains haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam — and how today’s failures result from the tragically wrong lessons they learned from it. “The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command) And It’s Not the War on Terror“ …

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Afghanistan war

Secret government docs reveal a hidden truth about the Afghanistan War

Summary: At great effort and expense I have obtained secret documents from the US Government about the Afghanistan War. Although too secret to release the full contents, I make these excerpts available so that the American people will better understand our wars. The great CIA counterintelligence ace, James Jesus Angleton (1917-1987) hacked into this page from …

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50 years ago the Battle at Ia Drang began our war in Vietnam. What have we learned since then?

Summary: Fifty years ago today American troops fought their first major battle in Vietnam. The lessons both sides learned from the battle set the course of the war. History shows whose analysis proved more accurate. We have concluded the first phase of our post-9/11 wars, proving that we’ve forgotten the lessons of Vietnam. As the …

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Study body counts to learn about our wars: how we fight, why we lose

Summary: Our wars simple to those who see only bad guys to be killed, but appear as a mystery to many Americans. Unnecessarily, since our journalists tell us all we need to know. Unfortunately these few key facts are buried amidst a flood of trivia. This post gives a small but telling example by examining …

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