Why America Hasn't Learned to Win Wars

President Lyndon B. Johnson in Vietnam, 1966. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

An understanding of some of the things that went wrong in our once-longest war (Vietnam) might help us deal with its successor (Afghanistan).

January-February 2018

George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. Michael C. Desch is professor of political science and founding director of the Notre Dame International Security Center.

Image: President Lyndon B. Johnson in Vietnam, 1966. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

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