The Nixon Seminar – February 7, 2023 – How Wars End: Lessons from Vietnam and Afghanistan

Feb 8, 2023 | National Security

Co-chairs Mike Pompeo and Robert O’Brien gathered members of the Nixon Seminar on February 7, 2023, for a discussion titled “How Wars End: Lessons from Vietnam and Afghanistan.”

January 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords by the Nixon administration and the end of American involvement on the ground in the Vietnam War. The Nixon Seminar examines lessons learned from the end of the Vietnam War and compare that with the American withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2022. What lessons should the U.S. consider now regarding support for Ukraine? What defines victory in a 21st century global conflict, and what are the forces necessary to achieve it?