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The First Pyrrhic Victory of the Vietnam War

Tales of the American Empire | May 27, 2021

The first major battle between the United States Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam occurred in 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley. The US Army’s 7th Cavalry helicoptered into Central Vietnam to search for enemy forces. This led to a major battle that was hailed as a great victory because far more Vietnamese were killed. This was the first in a series of Pyrrhic victories for the United States. A Pyrrhic Victory is term from Roman times that refers to battles that inflict such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat.

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Related Tale: “The Illusion Called South Vietnam”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B9BM…

May 31, 2021 - Posted by | Film Review, Timeless or most popular, Video | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent halfway around the World, to attack a third World country, who defended themselves valiantly, and 13/14 years later, the USA went home, and 58,600 American soldiers lay dead( and over 160,000 were wounded(physically and mentally) and NO ONE in the Military Industrial Complex was held to account.

    “Military men are just just dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns in Foreign Policy”……..Henry Kissinger, War Criminal.

    I hope Kissinger gets to meet these brave men(and the millions of Vietnamese who died defending their country), when he gets to “the other side”…….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 31, 2021 | Reply


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