Day 15: Mekong Delta


Quotes from Noah while talking on the phone:


“We don’t just put our lives on the line. We put out souls on the line.”


“As selfish as it is, sometimes you have to kill the other person to keep him from killing you. Prevent him from seeing his family so can see yours.”


“There are no good guys and bad guys in war. We are all dirty. We all—soldiers and civilians alike—have blood on our hands. Somedays you just have to be grateful it wasn’t you who had to shoot a child.”


Unlearned lesson from Vietnam


No matter how just the cause, how urgent the foreign policy need, do not, under any circumstances train or arm a foreign fighting force until it has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to have the psychological readiness, fervor, and leadership in place to win a conflict.