Apart from assigning itself a role that combines the duties of the world’s judge, jury, executioner and policeman, the United States has a related tendency of never admitting when it has made a mistake in international affairs. While the wider world knows exactly who won and who lost the long […]
Tag: Vietnam War
Observers have been struggling to find an historical comparison for the War on Syria since it first broke out over 8 years ago, and while the conflict is veritably a unique one in its own right, the best comparison that can be made to its current phase over the past […]
On this week’s episode of The History Boys, George Galloway and Adam Garrie discuss not only how and why America lost its war in Vietnam, but what lessons if any the US may have learned from the disaster.
America’s War in Vietnam remains a signpost signifying a moment when America’s own exceptionalist myth of invincibility began to falter in open sight. The watershed moment of the last helicopter leaving Saigon in 1975 became emblematic of a lumbering, highly equipped by deeply demoralised American armed forces that ultimately could […]
Ronald Reagan was many things, but one thing he was not was a US President with an appetite for starting long, costly and deadly wars. Of course, Reagan ballooned the military-industrial complex with CIA led adventures in Nicaragua (and the related Iran-Contra scandal), the brief invasion of Grenada and CIA […]