posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 08:02 AM
In Vietnam, the US military had not lost the war. It lost it thanks to politics.
For those who think US suffered the most casualties, that is a fallacy. While every human life is precious, but when war happens, there will be
casualties, therefore wars must be carefully considered, and when enacted, casualties must be expected.
During the Khe Shan siege by the north vietnamese army, the few america troops up on the hill managed to hold off hundred thousands of enemies by
laying rings of artillery fire upon them. The losses on the NVA side was horrific.
The NVA made a mistake, for they thought that they could achieve the same success as happened when they attacked the french and send them packing,
over the siege of Dien Ben Phu, similar in many physical was as the seige of Khe Shan.
The difference was that US had much more supplies and resupplies than the french did, and held out long enough for the NVA to flee with tails stuck
between their legs.
There were many other military successes, such as the vietcong TET offensive and saw the vietcong almost annihilated. Hanoi was pounded daily and
close to destruction by US B52 bombers.
US is not some dictatorship, whom cannot change if it discovered errors. It realized that it had backed the wrong side - the southern vietnam Diem
regime, whom were smooth talkers and heavily corrupted administrators, which was the cause for Vietnam's anger, and it was this reason it held talks
with the communists and decided to end the war, to let the Vietnamese people decide their national path.
The Northern NVA leader - Ho Chi Ming, was NEVER a commie. He actually sought for US aid to end French occupation repeatedly after being inspired by
the formation of UN. During WW2, he helped recue american pilots back to friendly territory, and yet, he was snubbed by the stupid US state dept, and
thus made Uncle Ho resort to China and Russia for help to boot out the corrupted monarchy and diem regime, which led to the tragedy of Vietnam - Both
Vietnamese and Americans whom could and should have been friends but misled into becoming enemies.
All these and more can be found in the leaked Pentagon Papers, for those who wish to learn more.
Back to the topic, during Korean War 1, General Van Fleet of the 8th army laid a ring of cannon steel around hills it occupied as US advanced into
Pyongyong the 2nd time. The human waves of the Chinese red army was awesome, that even CGI cannot duplicate, and yet, they could not take the beating
from Van Fleet's canons. 1, 500,000 chinese and NK troops died. American casualties were only minimal, as it used weapons and tech to win.
Similarly today, US and SK have and will use ADVANCED weapons and tech, and win, for the unsupported NK military is blind. It may roused up 9 million
reserves, but soft skin is not match against steel and explosives. How many will Fatboy sacrifice, before the canon fodders turn tail and flee?
No one wants war, but if forced into it, the casualty toll will be astronomically high on NK's side, if Fatboy Kim is foolish to wage one.