Vietnam was a body count war , the Battalion that had the highest enemy killed got to have a beer and steak party and the enemy body counts were publicized in American newspapers and TV NOT so concerning the enemy counts in the mid-east why is that ? .:9mm:
Killing the enemy was the objective , during tet at least 110,000 were killed in two months this by count , General Giap expected loses but nothing like this , the Americans were brutal . The War was won for all practical purposes , the problem being is the American people were being bombarded with pictures of Flag draped coffins of dead Americans and no longer supported the War . The War was won on the battle field and lost in American living rooms in front of the TV .