By Nathaniel L. Moir, Strategy Bridge: "In a sense, the First Indochina War may appear neglected by historians and political scientists when compared to the far greater amount of studies devoted to the Second Indochina War (1955-1975). Despite these perceptions and the region’s complicated history, the First Indochina War, and anti-French colonial agitation by many Vietnamese before it, is thoroughly studied and represented in work by Vietnamese studies scholars and a small number of American historians.
By Joseph Stabile, Strategy Bridge: "Ultimately, Johnson’s decision to escalate the war reflected a broader failure of the American foreign policy establishment in which internal divisions prevented a comprehensive understanding of the enemy, leading to years of commitment to a fruitless and destructive war."
Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Michael (Mick) P. Mulroy to FDD's Center on Military and Political Power
By Jason Howk, ClearanceJobs: "In World War II the Germans complained that it was so difficult to fight the Americans because the U.S. commanders didn’t follow their own written doctrine. That isn’t the case with many of our modern enemies."