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Posted by: Amaral This video shows a discussion about the changes the US military made based upon the lessons hardly won in Vietnam. Military Lessons: The U.S. Military in the Post-Vietnam Era (1999) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5_EDo-UPQc
Posted on: 07/03/2013 04:43:00

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Posted by: xeneize
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Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Is old and watching the US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, they didn't learn nothing of Vietnam, the US is more powerfull than in Vietnam, the Taliban is much more weak than the NVA, but the USA is stocked in a unwinnable war.
Posted on: 07/03/2013 11:29:00
Posted by: Amaral
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Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
I agree with you that the Americans entered both Afghanistan and Iraq helplessly unprepared, as their focus was counter-terrorism - the best they could out of a methodical conventional warfare. But they learned much of their lessons and made a good deal of progress through Petraeus "clear,hold and build" approach. Iraq can be safely seen as a victory but Afghanistan shows the limitations of this strategy.
Posted on: 08/03/2013 16:43:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Amaral. Iraq is not a victory, not a defeat but a great faliure, nine years of war, a lot of dead, a lot of money wasted in favour of a goverment allied whit Iran and buying weapons to Russia. Petraeus was to the USA press "greater than Patton", the end was a shame!!!
Posted on: 08/03/2013 20:12:00
Posted by: Hammerfest-Perth
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2013
yeah I agree about Iraq being a failure but what was is the US supposed to do about Afghanistan? The whole reason we went there was becuase of the Taliban and if we leave they will regroup. I know that sounds naeive but isn't that what happened in 1989-2000 afte the Russians left?
Posted on: 20/03/2013 17:27:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Hammer. In 2001 the Taliban was on the run, without soldiers, weapons or money, but the USA made the colossal mistake of left Afghanistan for the full of oil, full of business Iraq, this give to the Taliban the most important weapon in guerrilla warfare:TIME, time to regroup, retrain and return to the battle, i don't know if the US would defeat the Taliban in 2001-05, but going to Iraq make sure the the reborn of the Taliban.
Posted on: 20/03/2013 20:44:00

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