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War is hell, and sometimes a mistake

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Sept. 15:

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Is there a more painful game of "what if?" that Americans could play than to wonder what the 1960s, and today, would look like if the United States had avoided military catastrophe in Vietnam?

The pivotal moment may have been in early 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson realized he was trapped in the early days of

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