1. Nick Turse, author of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War In Vietnam, tells Dave Davies about how the U.S. measured military success in Vietnam:

They had only this one metric really to go by — body count. And they really never rethought how to fight the war. So when they weren’t able to achieve victory through attrition — through the body count, basically — the only recourse was to increase the firepower, and this was just turned loose on the Vietnamese countryside.

Image by TabithaTravels via Flickr

    Nick Turse, author of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War In Vietnam, tells Dave Davies about how the U.S. measured military success in Vietnam:

    They had only this one metric really to go by — body count. And they really never rethought how to fight the war. So when they weren’t able to achieve victory through attrition — through the body count, basically — the only recourse was to increase the firepower, and this was just turned loose on the Vietnamese countryside.

    Image by TabithaTravels via Flickr

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