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Ending This Now

The accidental president had to end our war in Vietnam. Gerald Ford had to end our war in Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson thought he could end it by winning it. He poured in more and more troops, starting in the autumn … Continue reading

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Those Pointless Wars Always Lost

Lyndon Johnson decided not to run again. He knew he couldn’t fix the disaster that Vietnam had become. And he’d lost the public on what he had tried – lots of troops and impressive body-counts. Nixon promised “peace with honor” … Continue reading

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