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Fear of Defeat and the Vietnam War

<p>Fear of defeat drives military men to folly. Early in 1968, General William Westmoreland, America’s commanding general in Vietnam, feared that communist forces might overrun U.S. military positions at Khe Sanh. His response, according to recently declassified cables as reported in the New York Times today, was to seek authorization to move nuclear weapons into … <a href="https://original.antiwar.com/william_astore/2018/10/09/fear-of-defeat-and-the-vietnam-war/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Fear of Defeat and the Vietnam War"</span></a></p>
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