William Westmoreland - Quotes

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The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. ---->>>

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. ---->>>

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone. ---->>>

I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive. ---->>>

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves. ---->>>

Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there. ---->>>

It's the first war we've ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign. ---->>>

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

War is fear cloaked in courage.

War is fear cloaked in courage.

By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they? ---->>>

In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia. ---->>>

We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning. ---->>>

I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for. ---->>>

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country. ---->>>

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail.

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail.

My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had. ---->>>

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names. ---->>>

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it. ---->>>

I don't think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected. ---->>>

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation. ---->>>

The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me. ---->>>

The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else. ---->>>

We had the best food any battlefield ever had. ---->>>

We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong. ---->>>

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student. ---->>>

I don't take criticism lying down. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-26, 1914
Birthplace:
Die: 07-18, 2005
Occupation: Soldier
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William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was a United States Army general, who most notably commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. From Westmoreland’s arrival in South Vietnam in January 1964, his brief was to achieve outright victory over the Northern-backed Viet Cong, with minimal US casualties, without provoking the Chinese by attacks on the North (wikipedia)