One of the most frustrating aspects of the Vietnam War is that, as far as the "means" of war were concerned, the American Armed Forces succeeded in everything they set out to do. At the height of the war, they were able to move almost a million servicemen and women a year in and out of Vietnam, feed them, clothe them, house them, supply them with arms and ammunition, and generally sustain them better than any combat force had ever been sustained in the field.
Summers, Harry G. Jr.
"War: Deter, Fight, Terminate, The Purpose of War is a Better Peace,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol39/iss1/2