From the Inside Flap
No war in American history is so shrouded in obfuscation and myth as the Vietnam War: Vietnam” has entered into our national memory as a byword for disaster, usually accompanied by the word quagmire,” and the specter of the war has haunted our foreign policy discussions ever since. Left-leaning historians with a political agenda, aided and abetted by the liberal media, have convinced the world that for America, the Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failure. Liberal pundits and leftist professors have been telling lies and getting away with itdespite the fact that the war was televised at the time and has been the subject of innumerable books and studies.
But now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War, Phillip Jennings finally sets the record straight. Jennings, who fought in Vietnam as a Marine pilot and later as a pilot for the CIA’s Air America, shatters the near universally accepted myths and politically correct lies that have obscured the truth about what happened in Vietnam for decades.
Jennings, who has made a lifetime’s study of the war, gives you the surprising truth, and backs it up with facts that the liberal pundits ignore. He demonstrates that the United States did not lose the Vietnam Warin fact, we won it. Far from failing dismally, the United States achieved its goal in Vietnam: we stopped the spread of Communism. Jennings explains how the cultural chaos of the 1960s and 1970s negatively influenced the Vietnam Warnot vice versa. Without the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by our military in Vietnam, the world would be a very different place today. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War reveals:
* Who won the war? The United States military lost more than 58,000 men in Vietnam; the North Vietnamese military lost more than 1.1 millionand Communism isn’t exactly rolling up the map of Asia any more
* How John F. Kennedy’s firm stand against Communist aggression” took the form of an unclear, waffling policy that led to a series of blunders by liberalism’s best and brightest” foreign policy and defense advisers
* How Richard Nixon effectively won the war, while rapidly withdrawing U.S. troopsonly to watch a liberal Congress throw America’s victory away
* How liberal Democrats continue to try, outrageously, to present their scuttling of South Vietnam as moral and political wisdom
The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War at last reveals the truth about the battles, players, and policies of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history.
From the Back Cover
Phil Jennings has something to say, namely that the historical record, as selectively compiled and presented by the political Left, has done a terrible disservice to the hundreds of thousands of men who fought in The Vietnam War. With great passion, an unapologetic love of his country, and—drum roll, please—the truth to support his case—Captain Jennings walks us through this tragic struggle, the war America never lost, but wasn’t allowed to win, either.”
—L. Brent Bozell III, nationally syndicated columnist and president of the Media Research Center
When I first met Jennings at Camp Lejeune in the 1960s, he told me his ambition was to become the world’s first successful right-wing folk singer. He failed miserably at that, but yet, over the last 40 years, he has managed to channel his energies toward successfully defeating political correctness wherever he finds it. This book debunks so many of what our generation’s warriors know to be The Myths of Vietnam’ that it needs to be required reading. Lance Corporal Diogenes, you may extinguish your lamp. Our generation has found an honest man.”
—Major General Larry S. Taylor USMCR (retired), former Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
In the past several decades, no historical subject has been so grievously distorted by the politically correct as the Vietnam War. Whereas most of the war’s chroniclers objected to American involvement at the time, Phillip Jennings was in Vietnam fighting the war, and like most veterans he disputes the antiwar narrative that has dominated the publishing world. His account skillfully weaves together a wealth of historical facts that blow apart the myths handed down by professors and journalists.”
—Mark Moyar, Ph.D., author of Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965