I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
With civilized men.., it is, I think, chiefly love of excitement which makes the populace applaud when war breaks out; the emotion is exactly the same as at a football match, although the results are sometimes somewhat more serious.
The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
It's the first war we've ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign.
My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had.
President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.
Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?
In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong.