Iraq and Vietnam: Some Unsettling Parallels

@article{Carpenter2007IraqAV,
  title={Iraq and Vietnam: Some Unsettling Parallels},
  author={T. G. Carpenter},
  journal={Mediterranean Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={21 - 30}
}
For the generations that experienced the Vietnam War, the current conflict in Iraq frequently brings about a sense of deja vu. True, there are some significant differences between the two episodes; contrary to the cliche, history never truly repeats itself. Yet there are also an alarming number of similarities. One major difference is that US forces in Vietnam had to fight against well-organized guerrilla forces (the Vietcong) and, as the war continued, against even better trained and organized… Expand
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