Afghanistan war another Vietnam? Or is it all it's own?

posted Dec 1, 2010, 4:37 PM by Lexie Pedia
   The Afghanistan war, is it the Vietnam war all over again? Nope. Although there are similarities there are more differences than anything. For example, amount of casualties and the cause of the war.
 
   In Vietnam the casualties was over 58,000 and that was only on are side there’s no telling how many died besides just us. While in the on-going war it’s only 1,025 on our side, while probably just a little bit more on the other side. Not to mention civilian casualties.
 
   The spark that sent us into war was the Tonkin Gulf incident. The Afghanistan war was 9/11. 9/11 was a very good reason to go into war the Tonkin Gulf incident was not.
 

    In the end, the two wars are just too different to be even close to the same. While they have lasted over nine years, and that it was fought on foreign ground those are about the only similarities. Plus, when have wars ever been alike anyway?

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