Tag: Vietnam War
Apocalypse—Probably Not Now

People my age have a wider perspective than most when we think about politics and government. When I hear young friends talking as if Donald Trump’s election portends the end of civilization and every good thing it has fostered, I recall vividly how it felt to live in the USA from 1963 to 1974,...
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Data Don’t Bleed

I spent several hours today preparing a short article on defense spending for The Beacon, updating similar articles I wrote in 2004 and 2007. The subject matter required me to do a fair amount of work that most people no doubt would consider tedious—locating and cross-checking data, performing various arithmetic operations, checking my figures...
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Conservative Opposition to Afghan War Mounting

First it was Tony Blankley, comparing Obama’s dilemma in Afghanistan to LBJ’s in Vietnam, calling both wars unwinnable and suggesting that Obama take a path different from LBJ and pull out while we’re behind. Now George Will believes it’s time to withdraw ground forces from Afghanistan, while maintaining limited drone strikes and the like....
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