The War in Iraq: Comparing the Mistakes Made in the Vietnam and Iraq Wars

"My aim is neither to justify errors nor to assign blame, but rather to identify the mistakes we made, understand why we made them, and consider how they can be avoided in the future." --Robert S. McNamara

A Few Key Characters and Terms

Our Greatest Mistakes:

Our Profound Ignorance

Underestimating the Power of Nationalism


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By Caroline Schnell

For World Politics 116

Last Updated: December 2006