ANOTHER VIETNAM

Ralph Peters says no, in Q&A format.

An important one:

* Doesn’t the continuation of the attacks mean our approach is flawed? No. There’s no magic bullet. This isn’t a movie. It’s a deadly, long-term struggle for incalculably high stakes.

And this:

THERE is only one way in which the situation in Iraq resembles Vietnam: Our enemies realize that they can’t win militarily. This is a contest of wills much more than a contest of weapons. The terrorists intend to wear us down.

Yep. One hopes they don’t succeed.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Paul says:

    Yep. One hopes they don’t succeed.

    Well,, 60% of us hope that anyway.

  2. PoliBlog says:

    Not Vietnam
    Apropos of my post on “freedom fighters” the othetr day, Thomas Friedman has a great column in the NYT today. Concerning the recent attack he notes:The first thing is to understand who these people are. There is this notion being…