Why did we leave Vietnam?

I am a disabled Vietnam War veteran, having served in 1966 with the 1st Cavalry Division at a large base in Vietnam in the central highland area called An Khe.

The 1st Cav was noted for its fighting ability, as were all the other units. However, because our division was air mobile, the North Vietnamese feared our division simply because we could be deployed on a moment’s notice and the division could cause much havoc. We had many successful mission accomplishments.

So as we celebrate the recent 40th anniversary of the last U.S. combat troops leaving Vietnam, I often wonder: Why did we simply leave Vietnam? The greatest country in the world with the strongest military? Something does not add up. Is it just me who feels this way?

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