I once remarked, on this blog no less, that the US Army won the war in Vietnam. Some Canadians resisted the idea that the Vietnam War was an exercise in inter-service rivalry. But the facts are that we confined the Navy and Marine Corps to a small and insignificant area in the northernmost part of South Vietnam, reduced the Air Force to the role of supporting the Army, and had an Army general as theater commander. Of course, we eventually lost the war, when the politicians in Washington decided enough was enough.If Boris is right, some of the same thing — not the inter-service rivalry but the spirit of enterprise — is going on in Afghanistan today. Talk about Canadians arriving!
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