How come South Korea was able to survive while South Vietnam wasn't?

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
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Sydney
#31
the difference I can see is that the Korean was was a "classic" war
the US had a lot of officers in their prime with WW2 still fresh

Vietnam was a counterinsurgency and the US had generals who were basically incompetent to manage the situation
to make it worse , the US politicians and intelligence intervened much more , adding their pet theories
it turned into a shamble for the rather unmotivated ground troops made of draftees
the abundance of drugs and brothels did not conduct to good discipline either
 
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