by Jack Le Moine
The most important feature of the Vietnam War was the reluctance of the majority of the Vietnamese to support the anti-Communist side. The Americans launched a major public relations push “to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people”.
One of Thompson’s main points was that the lack of commitment on the part of the allies should have limited American involvement. True, kind of but I wonder about other conflicts, such as the American Revolution. If only one-third of the American population supported the rebels’ side, why would the same logic not have applied to French?