Nixon adopted this tactic in Vietnam

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December 23, 2010
The Independent [UK]
by Patrick Cockburn  
Posted in Commentary

"Could US Special Forces make a lunge across the Pakistan border in pursuit of the Taliban just as American and South Vietnamese troops briefly invaded Cambodia in pursuit of the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces in 1970? The precedent is not good. What US officers have in mind for the Pakistan border regions is much smaller in scale than President Nixon's venture, but is unlikely to be any more successful. Possible military gains are limited, while the danger of a political backlash is acute." (12/23/10)  

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