The Taliban's spring offensive began with an assault in Kandahar this week akin to the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam.
The mirth came from imagining how he would twist the Tet offensive, which was under way, into “progress.”
A series of major attacks by communist forces in the Vietnam War. Early in 1968, Vietnamese communist troops seized and briefly held some major cities at the time of the lunar new year, or Tet. The Tet offensive, a turning point in the war, damaged the hopes of United States officials that the combined forces of the United States and South Vietnam could win.