Masters of War

Masters of War

History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

DVD - 2012
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Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, c2012.
ISBN: 9781598038798
1598038796
Branch Call Number: 355.00922
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 193 pages ; 19 cm).
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Andrew R. 1967-
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hey whatever happened to 'make love, not war' and 'give peace a chance' ? there are families in which as you grow you are trained to be a killer, and there are families in which as you grow you are trained to be a healer....guess who this one speaks to. howza about keeping some of these stratagems secret, for the good of us all? i say, think not as confucius say: live as lao tse would have had you live. it is still there for you, stop infecting our form of life with your predatory spirit, you hypocrite judaic-christians!

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Aug 07, 2018

There is no mention of the author having served in the military so he joins the ranks of Ken Burns and other defeatists who lament the "defeat" of America in Vietnam. Neither author ever bothers to mention that the U.S. forces had left in 1973 and that South Vietnam surrendered in 1975 only because the U.S. ended aid to it. The reality of the Vietnam moment when seen through the lens of time shows a struggle between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. which lasted from 1946 to 1991, and ended in the defeat of the Soviet Union. Thus, Vietnam was only an interlude in the greater struggle. Today, the U.S.S.R. is not only defeated, it is no longer in existence. As for Vietnam, with the end economic aid from the U.S.S.R, it has become the Cuba of Southeast Asia. There is the story of a U.S. Army Colonel telling a North Vietnamese Colonel that the NVA had never won a battle in the war there, to which the Vietnamese colonel replied "So what". However, with the triumph of the U.S. over the U.S.S.R. in the Cold War, to which Vietnam played a part for less than 16 years of the 45 year length poker game of the Cold War, that U.S. colonel would be justified in calling that "So what" and raising the bet with a delightfully American "Nyah, nyah" as well. We won.

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