Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Old Wine, Old Bottle -- Afghanistan

In Vietnam, the United States relied on superior air power, overwhelming fire power and "rapid" deployment of strike forces using helicopters. Chopper warfare was the largest in history of wars. In the end all failed because air power,, massive bombing did not differentiate sufficiently foes and friends. Millions of Vietnamese civilians were killed. Many would say indiscriminately. Back then the US was backing a regime, or a series of regimes, the south Vietnamese despised.

Read this latest Washington Post report and decide for yourself whether we are not again watching a very old movie with a predictable and a sad ending?

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