I guess you could say that the Vietnam War was the war of my generation. I joined the US Air Force, but the war ended just before I was sent to Vietnam. So, as a physician at March Air Force Base Regional Medical Center, I had the “opportunity” to help treat the prisoners of war that returned home during my time there. Those poor veterans. The North Vietnamese were not nice guys.
Many younger Americans only know of the Vietnam War because it was the war “we lost.” This is a wholly unsatisfactory situation. Did we “lose” or did we simply walk away from the South Vietnamese? What might be different had we kept our committment? Who is responsible for “the loss of this war?”
I am posting this excellent short video by Victor Davis Hanson to help remedy that situation.
And thanks to ALF for sending this to me.