Reading Lewis Sorley’s A Better War

Lewis Sorley wrote A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam taking a position that the US won the war in Vietnam.
A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in VietnamIt has been reviewed as an attempt to portray America’s great success driven by Creighton Abrams against the Communist NVA and the Vietcong as a venue to say the US actually won the Vietnam war. It has proven controversial to say the least.

The early chapters lay out the shifting role between Westmoreland and Abrams, the role of LBJ and the emerging leadership of CIA’s William Colby and Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker.

To Sorley’s point by switching quarterbacks at the beginning of the fourth quarter the US was able to score a great number of touchdowns.

But the score after three quarters was already too deep to overcome. This will prove to be a very interesting read nevertheless.