Magazine January 24, 2011, Issue


The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Pixabay)

Defeats that Weren’t
I would like to thank Mackubin Thomas Owens and James S. Robbins — the former for reviewing This Time We Win (“The Tet Myth,” December 20) and the latter for writing it. When certain of my friends discuss the Vietnam War, two items that are always brought up are the Tet Offensive and the siege of Khe Sanh.

To hear these liberals tell it, both battles were major American defeats. But in the case of Tet, the people didn’t rise up for the Communists, and when it was over, the Viet Cong had been so badly reduced that they

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