The US participation in the Vietnam war lasted 10+ years. We know the results whereof;<quoted text>
Ah, Gen Schwarzkopf served under GHW Bush and Bush-41 did what LBJ could not do and that was to give ONE order and then let the military do their job. The first battle of the Persian Gulf War lasted only 100 hours because of that!!!
And in the second Battle of the Persian Gulf War, Bush-43 gave Gen. Franks the same order, win the battle, and then kept his mouth shut until the battle was over.
LBJ, with Robert McNamara, micro managed the war and screwed it up and costs us ten of thousands of American lives that would not have happened if he had not.
By the way, that is what Hitler did to lose the war. When politicians think they are smarter than professional generals, the war will end badly.
The US participation in the Iraqi war lasted 10 + years. We know the results.
What's the difference?
Nizxon and Kissinger planned and engineered the illegal bombing raids on Cambodia, which served to depose Sihanouk and install Lon Nol, in turn deposed by Pol Pot which led to the killing fields, fully 1/4 of the population slaughtered with axes and shovels in order to preserve precious ammunition. Any more civilian encroachment of military fields you'd care to mention?