Backfire - Vietnam - The myths that made us fight, the illusions that helped us lose, the legacy that haunts us today
Paperback pocket 392 pp. From the backcover: America lost the Vietnam War because we never cared to understand the Vietnamese people or our own motives for fighting the war. Our national myth convinced us we were morally superior. Our technology made us feel invincible. Our bureaucracy gave us standard operating procedures. It was not a winning combination. Recommended reading.