The book is an exploration of the Vietnam conflict from my personal experience. Given the time and distance from the event, the perspective becomes more clear. Two administrations, Lyndon Johnson’s and Richard Nixon’s, lied, distorted and extended the war for years, resulting in thousands more dead and wounded. Cabinet members such as McNamara and Kissinger were directly culpable in misleading the American public regarding the success of operations in that country. Perhaps most tragic were the nonstop visits by government officials and members of Congress to Vietnam. They were feted, debauched, and lied to. Their subsequent press conferences always painted a rosy picture of progress and winning. As early as 1965, the CIA was reporting the conflict as being unwinnable.