Wars are easier to start than to end, to escalate than to draw down.
Today the desire to forget Vietnam seems to have given way to a desire to learn about it—specifically to learn how to avoid getting involved in such disastrous misadventures again. SNCC called U.
New York: McGraw-Hill, Some describe the excesses and even the criminal behavior of the U. In Vietnam, as in many other places since then, the answer is clearly that our government had no business going to war there.
The very fact that we had begun to engage ourselves was, it was claimed, compelling reason why we should continue to do so—and, of course, we must win. When Nixon came into office, there were more thanU.
If we fail to meet this challenge, all other nations will be on notice that, despite its overwhelming power, the United States, when a real crisis comes, will have been found wanting.