Zelizer: Kabul/Saigon Comparisons are Bad HistoryHistorians in the News
tags: war on terror, Afghanistan
The chaotic images of the airlift in Kabul have brought forward comparisons to another evacuation from a losing war — in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1975.
Ending that war sank former President Gerald Ford's reelection hopes, but some critics are pushing back, saying the two wars are vastly different.
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