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Afghanistan: The Irony of Nation-Building

The powerful images of U.S. embassy personnel and Marines evacuating from rooftops throughout Saigon during  the last few days of April 1975 perfectly encapsulates the strategic and moral failures of America’s Vietnam War. The conflict ruined a Presidency, lowered the U.S.’ standing internationally, and prompted the creation of a counterculture at home. All of these things shook  the foundation of ...

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