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08 March 2011

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William R. Cumming

Another interesting show. Clearly time has passed. And now people are speculating on impact of defeat of insurgents by MQ. As you discuss PL impact on EU seems enormous but so far they also are a no show in Libya but for the forlorn SAS types that were greated by arrest. Very complicated but suspect this situation will be clarified shortly in one way or another. No real evidence of organization in MQ's opposition IMO! Not all insurgencies succeed obviously.

Patrick Lang

WRC

The really sad thing is that MQ's deliberately disorganized "forces" are only marginally better fit to fight. This would be SO easy, nothing like standing up to Sunni insurgents in Iraq or worse yet, the 141st NVA Regiment, my old playmates. pl

William R. Cumming

Even given attrition I think the NVA 141st Regiment was given its record an outstanding unit.

Patrick Lang

WRC

I was quite impressed with the 141st NVA Infantry Regiment and still am after all tis time. i fought against many regular NVA units and they were IMO the best. pl

William R. Cumming

Our (US) Viet Nam vets are aging fast and wonder about the NVA?

Fred

I picked up a copy of "Hell in a Very Small Place" by Bernard Fall the other day. Just skimming it 'till I have a few days. But some interesting comments about the affect upon both those who were POWs in the North after the battle. I'll have to give it a thorough read. It seems we learned some of the wrong lessons too, though that's been discussed here before too.

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