Its a funny, weird sort of thing. Our involment with Vietnam started in 1951. Some say a couple of years later but the president at the time, Eisenhower, sent the first American soldiers as military advisers to the Nam in '51. We stayed until '74 or so. Please bear with me. More American soldiers were killed or wounded in Nam than any other war we fought with the exception of the Civil War in which all combatants whether from the north or south were still Americans. Nearly 1800 American POW's were held by the N. Vietnamese. Thats not even figuring in the number of U.K. Soldiers, Ausies, Turks, S. Koreans, or Canadians, just to name most of our allies involved, who were killed, wounded, or held. Now the point. It is still regarded as a "police action," not a war. I heard the news the other day and it was said that Afghanistan is our longest "war," lasting around 8 or 9 years. It was declared a war from the git go. Now, in the news, they cannot figure out the terminology to use for our next military involment, namely the one against Isis. My contention and question: Anytime our military is sent to another country to fight and Americans come back in body bags because they were killed by a foreign combatant...it's a war. What is your stance?