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Unlike the main troops, who saw themselves as professional soldiers, local Vietcong groups tended to be far less confident. For the most part, recruits were young teenagers, and while many were motivated by idealism, others had been pressured or shamed into joining. They also harbored real doubts about their ability to fight heavily armed and well-trained American soldier
Originally posted by Tardacus
The size of the country would make it impossible for the government to win a war against the people.
Afganistan is slightly smaller than the state of Texas, every resource and dollar that the government has used to date would need to be duplicated and deployed to Texas to deal with a guerrilla type civil war in that state alone.
Just like in afghanstan all the governments technology wouldn`t bring an end to the war it would be a never ending war, and that`s just one state.