There are many who firmly believe that the US military lost the war in Vietnam. This excerpt from an article about David Horowitz states the truth. I watched the PBS interview with North Vietnamese top general Vo Nguyen Giap where he openly stated that the US had won the war militarily.
“In Cambodia, the victory of the Communists led to the slaughter of some three million Cambodian peasants. More peasants were killed in Indochina in the ﬁrst three years of Communist rule than had been killed on both sides during the thirteen years of the anti-Communist war. Horowitz later reﬂected on the cause of these events: “Every testimony by North Vietnamese generals in the postwar years has aﬃrmed that they knew they could not defeat the United States on the battleﬁeld, and that they counted on the division of our people at home to win the war for them. The Vietcong forces we were ﬁghting in South Vietnam were destroyed in 1968. In other words, most of the war and most of the casualties in the war occurred because the dictatorship of North Vietnam counted on the fact Americans would give up the battle rather than pay the price necessary to win it. This is what happened. The blood of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, and tens of thousands of Americans, is on the hands of the anti-war activists who prolonged the struggle and gave victory to the Communists.”
The entire article about Horowitz’s conversion from Communism and Socialism is at the following link. It is a must read for anyyone who fancies themselves a “Socialist”.