ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


Vietnam Analogy, Part 6: Changing Strategies by mattsteinglass
April 10, 2007, 12:07 am
Filed under: Iraq, United States, Vietnam

“The insurgents, they see what we’re doing and we see what they’re doing. Then we get ahead, then they figure out what we’ve done and they get ahead. It’s like a game of cat and mouse. It’s just a really, really smart mouse.”
— NY Times, “Patterns of War Shift in Iraq Amid U.S. Buildup“, April 9 2007

“[Lt. Gen. Hal} Moore was convinced that one of the reasons the Vietnamese had struck the Cav so boldly and repeatedly at the Drang and had resisted so ferociously at Bong Son was that they had been intent on learning how to fight the Americans. They had learned, Moore said, and moreover had got the Americans to fight the war their way. They were leading the Army and the Marine Corps by the nose.”
— Neil Sheehan, “A Bright and Shining Lie,” P.683

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