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Vietnamization

Peace in the (13th) Valley

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Doug Bradley

Finally, somebody had gotten it right -- the language, danger, cadence, frustration, and racial tension were all how I'd remembered them, even if I wasn't engaged in combat myself but rather reported on soldier's exploits from the rear. I'd been there, damnit, and this is exactly what it felt like.

Afghanistan, "So It Goes"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As with Vietnam, the problem in Afghanistan is political, not military. The United States can stay there forever if we want to -- but is it worth it?

The "Goldilocks Principle" and Afghan War Options

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

General McChrystal's recommendation for more troops and material has a distinctly Westmorelandian flavor to it. If approved, it could create an additional $40 to$80 billion per annum in war costs.

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.