Iraq, Vietnam and Historical Analogies

Iraq, Vietnam and Historical Analogies

Baghdad is not Saigon. Yet analogies to Vietnam pervade discussions about the U.S. role in Iraq. So how useful are these comparisons? Kojo explores the use- and misuse- of history and analogies to describe today's crisis in Iraq.

Baghdad is not Saigon. Yet analogies to Vietnam pervade discussions about the U.S. role in Iraq. So how useful are these comparisons? Kojo explores the use- and misuse- of history and analogies to describe today's crisis in Iraq.

Guests

David Greenberg

Assistant Professor, Journalism, Media Studies and History, Rutgers University; "History Lesson" writer, Slate.com

Stephen Biddle

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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