Huế 1968: A turning point of the American War in Vietnam, by Mark Bowden

I gave up a long time ago any serious attempt to do historical research or any wish to be a serious professional historian. Nevertheless, by reasons of personal interests and education, I obviously keep being interested in history and historiography. One of the topics I was and still am interested in is the role of …

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Dereliction of data

He’s just taken two wounded and one dead. All he has to report is one confirmed, one probable [enemy fatalities]. This won’t look good. Bad ratio. He knows all sorts of bullets were flying all over the place. It was a point-to-point contact, so no ambush, so the stinkin’ thinin’ goes round and round, so …

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