Thursday, November 10, 2005
Iraq is Not Another Vietnam
The November/December 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs has an interesting article by Nixon's Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird detailing why Iraq is not "another Vietnam" along with warnings about how it could degenerate into such. He makes some policy recommendations that make good sense. I found his descriptions of what went wrong in Vietnam to be as interesting as his comments regarding Iraq. I do not completely agree with every point in his analysis of Vietnam, but for the most part I do agree. Regardless, his comments are some of the most lucid ones I have read on the subject.