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The Chicoms Are Coming! Reflections On The Folly Of The War On Vietnam And Its Progeny


Back in the spring of 1968 I also got an invitation to evacuate. It was from Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, suggesting I evacuate my cushy life as a student in East Lansing, Michigan to join his crusade to stop the "chicoms" from annexing Vietnam. According to McNamara, Chairmen Mao And Uncle Ho were joined at the hip in a crusade to turn all of Southeast Asia "red". Unless forcefully deterred with American guns and blood, the chicoms would come pouring across the Vietnamese border any day; it would be the Yalu river crossing all over again.

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