America 's Exit From Vietnam And Our Current Withdrawal From Afghanistan Essay

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The similarities that can be drawn if we were to compare America’s exit from Vietnam and our current withdrawal from Afghanistan will be: Resources, Politics and Public Opinion, and Role of the Press, Purpose of War and Military Campaigns, and lastly, Effective Counterinsurgency, and Vietnamization. Like Vietnam, the American involvement in Afghanistan became a long-term phenomenon transcending several presidential administrations. However, the Vietnamese conflict left a specific, some might say unique, military, political, and social legacy. Americans positioned themselves to withdraw from Vietnam and the ultimate result of this exit strategy, because American did not expect such a difficult war in the beginning, the initial exit strategy did not allow for anything short of victory. After Richard Nixon won the 1968 presidential election, he announced a new strategy, which he termed “Vietnamization” or more loosely interpreted as “peace with honor.” The two wars bare similarities in terms of America’s exit from Vietnam and our current withdrawal from Afghanistan in the following ways:
Resources, Politics, Public Opinion and the Press: Throughout its history, the United States military has helped in the attempt to establish self-sufficient countries. Its primary mission in this regard has been to defend the inhabitants of particular countries, such as Vietnam in the 1960s, and more recently Afghanistan. Conflicts between countries have usually focused on resources and

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