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Afghan parallels with Vietnam

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A new book by Professor Bernd Greiner looks at the moral questions posed by the Vietnam War and the dynamics of "asymmetrical" warfare. Greiner's analysis exposes what the US military got wrong in Vietnam - a frontless war against an invisible enemy.

Professor Greiner discusses the parallels that can be drawn between the Vietnam war and the war in Afghanistan with the journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings.

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