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Iraq and Vietnam: A Crucial Difference in Opinion

The Military’s Prestige Remains High despite Discontent with War
by Jodie T. Allen, Nilanthi Samaranayake, and James Albrittain, Jr.

While public opinion with respect to the rightness and progress of the war in Iraq has followed a path not unlike that charted during the Vietnam War, one important difference stands out: public attitudes toward the military.

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