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Vietnam vs Afghanistan – LIVE Reddit Soccer 01/06/2022

Vietnam vs Afghanistan – LIVE Reddit Soccer 01/06/2022

The scenes of a helicopter evacuating diplomats from the US embassy in Kabul and of Afghan civilians desperately clinging to a US Air Force C-17 as it took off from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport in August triggered irresistible comparisons to the US evacuation from Saigon in 1975. It wasn’t the first time those kinds of flashbacks emerged. Long before the Taliban’s recent takeover, some policymakers, scholars, and journalists have looked at Afghanistan and seen Vietnam. Given how the war ended, were those analogies prescient? In fact, a review of the analogy’s influence on decision-making suggests the opposite. Policymakers wielding the analogy failed to recognize the dangers it posed to their strategy-building: Not only was it historically inaccurate, but it was a self-fulfilling prophecy that helped bring about, rather than avoid, a catastrophic end to the war in Afghanistan.
How the analogy landed on Biden’s desk

The Vietnam analogy said less about the similarities and differences between the wars and more about the state of mind of those using it—a state of mind that ultimately led policymakers to make decisions based on a faulty view of the war. In 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell worried as war plans shaped up that they looked too much like war plans from Vietnam. Bob Woodward later wrote in his 2002 book Bush at War that as the National Security Council met eighteen days after September 11, “they were developing a response, an action, but not a strategy. It was Powell’s worst nightmare—bomb and hope. Vietnam kept flooding back.” Later, they debated pausing the bombing to invite the Taliban to negotiate. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld adamantly refused. Woodward wrote that Rumsfeld thought the “bombing pauses smacked of Vietnam. No way.” The Vietnam analogy ultimately colored President George W. Bush’s approach to his duties as commander in chief. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice later recounted in her book No Higher Honor that Bush “had read many histories of Vietnam, and he did not want to be Lyndon Johnson, picking targets from the basement of the White House.”

The media also picked up on the complex situation and the Vietnam analogy. In September 2001, the Associated Press reported: “Now it may be the United States’ turn to try a foray into the Afghan quagmire.” On October 14 of that year, Newsweek headlined a story “The Quagmire that Awaits.” On October 31, weeks into the US bombing campaign, the New York Times ran a prominent news analysis by R.W. Apple Jr. entitled “A Military Quagmire Remembered: Afghanistan as Vietnam.” In it, Apple asked “Could Afghanistan become another Vietnam? Is the United States facing another stalemate on the other side of the world? Premature the questions may be, three weeks after the fighting began. Unreasonable they are not… For all the differences between the two conflicts, and there are many, echoes of Vietnam are unavoidable.”

Vietnam will host Afghanistan at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday for an international friendly.

It’s their first game since wrapping up a disappointing World Cup campaign, where the Golden Star Warriors finished bottom of Group B in the third round after just one win from ten games.

However, on the bright side, Park Hang-seo’s team have qualified for the 2023 Asia Cup, the first time the Southeast Asian outfit have secured back-to-back qualification for the tournament.

Afghanistan, meanwhile, are yet to book their place in the competition and will be in action next month in the third round of qualifiers against India, Hong Kong and Cambodia in Group B.

Vietnam come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw against Japan in their final match of the third round of the AFC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. The hosts have been poor in the last year or so, though, as they finished at the bottom of Group B in that stage. Afghanistan won one of their eight matches in Group E in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Vietnam have been poor and low-scoring but they should be comfortable favourites, especially with home advantage.

Vietnam haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opposition teams over the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Vietnam have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 9. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that trend shall be maintained in this next game.

Afghanistan have seen success in front of goal in their most recent fixtures, having scored 8 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Afghanistan have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings.

Vietnam vs Afghanistan Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds & Match Preview. Our betting experts at Trendsinfoo Football preview the Friendly Internatioanl between Vietnam and Afghanistan, providing team statistics, match history, and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Vietnam played its last official game at the end of March this year against Japan. They finished in last place in qualifying group B, so now they’re starting a new cycle and it might be worth taking a look at some new players. As for Afghanistan, there are many unknowns about this team. This year he has played only two friendly matches against the under-23 teams of Jordan and Kuwait.

The local team continues in a slightly competitive rhythm, in addition, they will have a full stadium in Ho Chi Minh behind them, which you can read about in the team news. The last two times these teams met, the match ended in a draw. Due to the lack of form among the Afghans who do not focus too much on football for non-football things, we expect a routine victory of the home team, who must take advantage of any recklessness of the guests.

Vietnam will host Afghanistan at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday for an international friendly.

It is their first match since ending a disappointing World Cup campaign, where the Golden Star Warriors finished bottom of Group B in the third round after only one win in ten games.

However, on the bright side, Park Hang-seo’s team qualified for the 2023 Asian Cup, the first time the Southeast Asian team has secured consecutive qualifications for the tournament.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan has yet to book its place in the competition and will be in action next month in the third qualifying round against India, Hong Kong, and Cambodia in Group B.

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