I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
They're asking women to do impossible things. I don't believe women can carry a pack, live in a foxhole, or go a week without a bath.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
I see battlefields that are under 24-hour real or near-real time surveillance of all types. I see battlefields on which we can destroy anything we can locate through instant communications and almost instantaneous application of highly lethal firepower.
We have reached an important point when the end begins to come into view.
This was a type of war that we'd had no experience with before. Some of our policies were kind of trial and error in character.
We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
We'll blast them back into the stone ages!
When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it.
When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail
My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation.
Anytime it was advertised that I was going to be at a particular place, the radicals would be there, the cameras with TV news.
The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.
I don't take criticism lying down.
The politicians in Washington just had no idea about the complexity of the situation in South Vietnam.
In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me.
The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
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