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Afghanistan Vietnam

What Does Afghanistan Have to Do With Vietnam?

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Ethan Casey

This incident requires a real, soul-searching moral response by the American military hierarchy. But the military does the bidding of civilian society, and that's where the real soul-searching needs to take place.

No More Afghanistans

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Astore

Afghanistan may qualify as a new "incomprehensible war." Let's not be distracted by the minutia of the latest intelligence reports and their uncertain metrics of "success."

We Have Won in Vietnam!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Freedom is a contagion that spreads on its own; it is a self-replicating bacteria; but it cannot be weaponized and spread by warfare.

Afghaninam, Vietnamistan

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Beinhart

US forces won every battle in Vietnam. Every damn battle. But we didn't have the will to win. As high as the stakes were said to be, the actual stakes were pretty low. Do we have the will to win in Afghanistan?

Will Obama Fall Into Vietnam Trap in Afghanistan?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Like Johnson, Obama inherited this mess, but as of Jan. 20, 2009, it was his mess to clean up. What's really at stake is whether historians will view BHO in Afghanistan as synonymous with LBJ in Vietnam.

Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam

Foreign Policy Roundtable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Foreign Policy Roundtable

Now that U.S. involvement in Iraq has finally begun to require fewer resources, Afghanistan is the new focus of anti-war sentiment, and increasingly Obama's critics are drawing on the analogy of Vietnam.

A Response to Joe Klein

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George McGovern

Some of our regular army and reservists have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly a decade -- longer than WWI and WWII combined. There is a limit to what even superb soldiers like ours can withstand.

Significant Majority Thinks Afghanistan Will Be Another Vietnam: Poll

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports found that a significant majority of Americans believe that the country's war in Afghanistan "will be another Vietna...

How Afghanistan Can Avoid Becoming Another Vietnam

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

Recently we convened a workshop of senior scholars of South Asia studies and asked them to evaluate the US role in the region. They agreed upon the following five principles as the bases for formulating a new policy

Could Afghanistan Become Obama’s Vietnam?

nytimes.com | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama had not even taken office before supporters were etching his likeness onto Mount Rushmore as another Abraham Lincoln or ...