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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), May 8, 2011 at 20:07

That the South Vietnamese were unwilling to fight for themselves is a myth designed to enhance the image of the "inevitable" triumph of Marxism-Leninism. We cut off the aid and began withdrawal in 1973, and it took the North Vietnamese regulars two years to conquer the South. Doesn't seem so bad when compared with our "Fighting French" allies in World War II, who collapsed in a matter of weeks.

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