Saigon did not fall to "VC forces." After 1968, the Viet Cong were not the primary opponent faced by American and South Vietnamese forces; the primary opponent was North Vietnam. Saigon fell in 1975 to units of the North Vietnamese regular army, not to the Viet Cong.Originally Posted by registerthis
IMO too many Americans who came of age during the runup to World War II saw every foreign policy crisis as a repeat of Hitler and the dangers of appeasement, while too many Americans who came of age during the Viet Nam War see every foreign crisis to be a simple replay of that tragic war. There are lessons to be learned from each conflict, but history rarely plays itself out in a simple and exact repeat of the past.