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Old 24 September 2017, 15:36
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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
I read a study long ago, that US forces won over 95% of the tactical engagements with the VC/NVA. Despite the strategic and tactical surprise during the Tet Offensive, the North Vietnamese were crushed within a week. The Viet Cong ceased to exist, and the NVA regulars had to pick up the slack from 1968 to 1972. We didn't do that with drug addicts, scared teenagers or hippies.
I can't cite where I read it, but I remember that, after the war, some NVA general said that the North's politboro was evenly split after the Tet Offensive about continuing to fight or suing for peace. The "continuing the fight" faction prevailed after they showed Walter Cronkite saying we have lost the war. Rot in hell, Walter.
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