Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam


This is a YouTube video from the US Army War College which is a talk given by Dr Lewis Sorley, who himself served in Vietnam. There are some themes of interest here - such as cultivating sponsors, focussing on a single aspect of the war, adjusting statistics to present a brighter picture than reality, and withholding training and resources from the local ARVN troops.

I’m marking this spot to watch later, but strictly speaking rather than Westmoreland losing, Ho Chi Minh & the Vietnamese won by just staying around

I’m sure there’s a Ho Chi Minh quote but the old man in the Catch 22 brothel summed it up

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