thx merry christmas
Hello Jack, hope thanksgiving was good, I popped into the Vietnam thread, your comments are extremely informative and thanks again.
Jack, I'm sure you've seen the news and will read what this new Strategy is in Afghanistan...but I'm seriously grasping as straws here trying to figure out what is going on now.
Well said - couldn't of put it better about Lithuania and ABC...
I enjoyed your post about economic power in WWII...but the first response was completely partisan...stirring the hornets nest on that one, however everyone doesn't appear to take the value of what it is. Very enlightening. Thanks.
Thank you for sharing that recollection of your time in Vietnam. Humbling indeed.
Serves me right for not double checking, very interesting stuff there. The other people on the list such as Goldwater and McCain make this very interesting.
I know Jacknola and thanks for taking the time to respond. When you said he used statistics is where I got my point. I don't know if you have watch Fog of War, he explains that he did it, but after reading more and more he used statistics for everything. I think his leadership during the Vietnam War was influenced by Curtis Lemay who himself was a hotshot. But the difference with his military experience was that he was a numbers cruncher for the AAF and never saw combat...and I believe not having served in combat and just doing statistics during WWII shaped how he would run the Vietnam War which was a disaster.
I would say that as much of a folly was for McNamera that his ideas were formed from his days in the Army Air Force and then later on under Lemay. They used a lot of statistics then...only thing Robert McNamera didn't do was firebomb North Vietnam which probably would have won the war I think.
Hey Jacknola, how have you been?
I hope things are going well.
excuse me but i have a somewhat personal question to ask you, if i may, regarding your service during the Vietnam era.
Returning from Vietnam, did you ever get any bad looks, spat upon by protestors, or anything of that nature while in the states and in Uniform?
Im currently enrolled in this History/Govt. class that is entirely about the Vietnam War and how it has affected America. My professor is a former Officer of the 82nd AB,(though he wouldnt say former) who served from 69'-70'. Long story short, he said we were going to go over some of the 'myths' of the war, and the image of the angry protestor at the San Fran. Airport spitting on returning troops is one of them. This sparked my curiosity, and id thought i would ask around here on MP.net.
thanks in advance.
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