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Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975

by Max Hastings,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2018

As he looked out on the Mekong Delta waterway at Ban Don near the Cambodian border, George Bonville, a member of the A-team of the Special Forces, wondered why men were fighting for control of Vietnam. “It is an agricultural paradise,” Mr. Bonville maintained, “where anybody with a brain can live, work and be comfortable. Only evil people can make war in this place — egad, I thought, I guess I am part of them. But I did not start this disaster. I only hoped to end it.”


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