The Lessons of Vietnam (as applied ever since then)

1) Curtail civilian oversight and control of the military.

2) Deactivate the “draft” so that bourgeois youth are not obliged to fight in the U.S.’s wars.

3) Create a mercenary force of phony “volunteers” to do your dirty work, exploiting the desires of working class youth to rise socially, educationally, and economically.

4) Hire the actual professionals historically known as mercenaries to fight for you in illegal wars but call them contractors instead, since it sounds like a guy who installs your plumbing.

5. Lie better.

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