Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On November 21

On this day in ...
... 1967 (45 years ago today), the head of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Gen. William Westmoreland, assured the U.S. news media:
'I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.'
His declaration came just 2 months before the massive Tet Offensive on Saigon and cities. The United States-Vietnam War would go on for another 8 years and end without U.S. victory.

(Prior November 21  posts are here, here, and here, here, and here.)

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