Nikko with medals he gave back.

A Contrarian Hero

By Bill Dyer Forty five years ago this month, American troops engaged in an 11 day frontal assault on a hill over looking the A Shau Valley, thought to be a major supply and staging area for the North Vietnamese Army, operating under the cover of triple canopy jungle and thickets of elephant grass. The…

Was the Vietnam War Unwinnable? (1993)

W.J. Astore Eleven years after my freshman essay on the Vietnam War in 1982, I found myself at Oxford in a Strategic Studies Seminar. ¬†For that seminar, I wrote the following paper on People’s War and Vietnam. ¬†Based on deeper reading and more reflection than my freshman essay, I concluded that the Vietnam War had…