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From Vietnam to Afghanistan: The War Victims We Forget

Civilian suffering is the one way the “Vietnam analogy” really does apply to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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It’s good that one American did care and has spent the last decade preparing to help us remember what kind of "security" our wars have long brought to such distant regions.  Nick Turse’s new book,  Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, paints a memorable portrait of the war that, unlike Iraq and undoubtedly someday Afghanistan, we can’t seem to forget.  Today, from his groundbreaking work on civilian suffering, he suggests the one way the “Vietnam analogy” really does apply to Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
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