Images showing the Vietcong
Some gruesome, harsh but stirring pics here.
Thought provoking and should give pause for thought...at least, thats the feelings invoked in me.
Well said. I know guys who went to Vietnam and their demeanor/the way they carry themselves are borne out of the horror some of them experienced there. I feel proud for knowing them and I respect them deeply. Few of them talk about what they experienced. Soemtimes, when no others are around they will open up.
At the same time a student of history can respect the struggle that the Vietnamese people went through.
I dont see a problem with combining those two POVs.
Its first when you underestimate the OPFOR and have nothing but contempt for them, that you land yourself and your buddies in trouble.
For what its worth, I believe many troops respected the foe in that conflict - just as I know for a fact, that modern fighters respect and under no circumstance underestimate the forces they oppose in for example Afghanistan. Time and time again, they have shown themselves to be a tough adversary.
You can still respect them for their will to fight and for their fighting capability without buying into their dogma - today as in Vietnam.
Thanks for adding that valuable tidbit of info albeit in your usual diplomatic war, Steve
Just as the lack of history taught as mentioned above, it always annoys me, when that important info is not mentioned in regards to that particular photo being shown.