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The guerilla wins if he does not lose

A 50-year-old campaign shows why it's hard for a superpower to win such conflicts.

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US armoured vehicles, captured during the war, on display at the Revolutionary Museum in Hue. The lessons of the Tet Offensive, whose 50th anniversary will be marked today with an official ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, are still relevant today for the US in the Middle East.

FIFTY years ago, in January 1968, Vietnamese revolutionaries launched a series of military attacks known as the Tet Offensive. It was a strategic masterstroke that shattered the myth that the United States could win the war. The aftermath of the offensive effectively toppled an American

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