There was a canard about the US war in Vietnam that I could never verify; I was too young during that phase of the war, and it is always difficult to get to the truth of what actually happened during any war.

The story was told that for every combatant in the field there were 16 working at a base. By this logic there is a legion of workers in the background of Russia’s war on Ukraine, (almost all of them supplied by the US), and like the first Gulf War there are countries that have sent vast amounts of money to fund the Ukrainian side. ..

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