vietnam

WCECIL at ucs.indiana.edu WCECIL at ucs.indiana.edu
Mon Aug 8 22:52:26 MDT 1994


Well, I can't see how one could argue we didn't use restraint.  We didn't
mobilize for war nationally, as we could have, we didn't use tactical
nuclear weapons nor nerve gas, we didn't systematically bomb tactical
nor startegic targets, we didn't try to eliminate every population center
and we didn't committ half the material we could have or invade the north.
Certainly we dropped lots of bombs, sent in our own guerrilla forces in the
north -- the hmong tribes people are the prime example -- etc. etc.
but we certainly did not do everything we could have.  Call it restraint,
sanity, weakness or what you will, we did not work very hard to conquer the
North, and hence we had a losing strategy.
Wes


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