I fought in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division. I was nineteen years old. I was a 105mm howitzer artillery man. The Communist forces never won a major battle on the battle field. But like the American Revolutionary Continental Army they didn’t have to win many battles on the battle field. They simple had to hold on and not be defeated.
Our allies, the South Vietnamese Government, were so corrupt that the South Vietnamese people, the people the American Government was (according to official doctrine) trying to “save” despised their own government.
If we lose in Afghanistan, one of the reasons will be because of the rampant corruption of the Afghan Government. Time is not on our side.
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