Eleven lessons from the Vietnam war

Robert McNamara was US Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam war, a position held today by Donald Rumsfeld. During the Vietnam In 1995, Robert McNamara published In Retrospect, the first of his three books dissecting the errors, myths and miscalculations that led to the Vietnam War, which he now believes was a serious mistake. “We were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to the future generatrions to explain why”. Nine years later, most of these lessons seem uncannily relevant to the Iraq war in its current nation-building, guerrilla-warfare phase. See 11 lessons below.
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