X-Post: MiWSR: Astore on O'Connell, "Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan"

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A review of Aaron B. O’Connell, ed., Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan, by William J. Astore, Pennsylvania College of Technology.

James P. Holoka, editor

editor@miwsr.com

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Cyr on Bowden, "Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam"

While I agree that Prof. Moise has undervalued the impact of Tet, and most specifically Cronkite's NY broadcast, which really opened the spigot of "advocacy journalism", I have to question the use of the phrase "madman bombing" and the secondary wording of "North Vietnam refused to enter negotiations". Was the bombing of Germany and Japan that clearly contributed to, and in the case of Japan, clinched that war's end, "madman bombing"?

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