Politicians micromanaging Vietnam from Washington didnt help..
The JCS had their hands tied because Johnson and McNamara planned or approved each and every mission/bombing raid!
Someone said "the majority of the population was against us."
What a bunch of hooey!!!!:x
The poor villagers didn't give a damn who was running things if they were left alone to plant their crops and raise their children in peace. They also knew nothing of governments far away when the Viet Cong came to their villages and chopped off a few heads. What was the central government doing to stop it.
Yes, the South Vietnamese government was corrupt. But so is/was every single government in Asia! And our own US government too.:cen:
We did NOT lose the war! We won the war but lost the peace.
A media driven by left leaning groups with many journalists only seeking their own glorification showed only the bad and not the million of good things our troops did for the people of Vietnam.
Notice any similarities to what is being reported from Iraq and Afghanistan today?