For the military-industrial complex it (Vietnam) was a successful war. And they learned lessons from it.
For them the war ended too early. Profits fell.
In the words of George Orwell in the book 1984, “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.”
Moreover, it is meant to be far away and beyond the attention of the citizenry.
The military-industrial complex keeps learning and profiting. Now it’s remote warfare instead of boots on the ground.
Successes in Afghanistan and Vietnam, Crispin Hull, http://www.crispinhull.com.au/2021/08/20/afghan-and-vietnam-successes/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=crispin-hull-column-16-nov-2019_99
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