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[–] Plant_Boy 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

That's why the states lost against Vietnam.

[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

False. Overconfidence played a role in prolonging the war, but we lost the war at home, not in 'Nam. The American people were forcing our military to fight with one hand tied to their nuts, while the enemy used whatever means necessary to defeat us. That's the primary thing that lost us the war.

We wouldn't execute suspected VC 'civilians' for fear of the media backlash. The media was more powerful than our military, and the media was aligned AGAINST the USA at that time, as well.

[–] Plant_Boy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I will concede that there were more contributing factors than just fighting in the trenches. And if the US really wanted to win then they'd drop another nuke.

But one of the games being played was territory control which the Vietcong's played tactfully but the USA tried to strong-arm with superior technology.