Opinion: Coronavirus and America’s Vietnam syndrome
- April 30, 2020
- Long Bui, global and international studies, Orange County Register, April 30, 2020
Long Bui, UCI assistant professor in the Global & International Studies Department
writes, “Under America’s recurring “Vietnam Syndrome,” the country keeps comparing
every protracted divisive war to its past involvement in Southeast Asia. The U.S.
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have even dubbed by commentators as “another Vietnam.”
The war against coronavirus is no exception. … As more dead bodies piled up, media
outlets and social media users turned to the numbers of deceased in Vietnam to explain
our losing battle with COVID-19.
For the full story, please visit https://www.ocregister.com/2020/04/30/coronavirus-and-americas-vietnam-syndrome/.