A look at Vietnam today makes plain just how mistaken and tragic the American venture into war there was. First, though, a brief summary of how the decisive turn into that disastrous mistake a half century ago occurred.
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The mistake of becoming involved in a war without first making sure our assumptions are correct is being repeated today with the civil war in Ukraine.
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