This essay provides the perspective of a Foreign Service Officer who was involved in Vietnam in several capacities, including Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support.
If we ignore village life – or try to bend it to our view of what it should be – we will fail in Afghanistan as we did in Vietnam.
About the Author(s)
Ambassador J.R. Bullington, once a foreign service officer serving in the CORDS program in Vietnam, argues that we won the counterinsurgency war in Vietnam. Harry Summers, where are you?