Posted By:Gary O'Keefe
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Subject:Re: US Military Success or Failure?
Post Date:March 24, 2008 at 12:18:37
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Forum:Vietnam War Forum
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In hindsight, we lost 58,000 plus in Vietnam, and it is now ruled by the communists we were trying to defeat. On the other side of the coin, Vietnam is becoming a trading partner and has no designs (that anyone knows of) on spreading its brand of Communism anywhere.

So maybe in the short run, a defeat, in the long run, a wash (politically).
At any rate, a huge waste of lives on both sides.

Gary O'keefe, Vietnam vet (ex Ist Inf Div)