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    Fred in Vermont, dolphin777

    the Domino Theory. It was the rationale for sending troops to Vietnam. I didn't really see it as the same idea as protecting us from terrorism, but when you think about there are parallels. Some proponents of the Domino Theory did go so far as to say that if Vietnam were allowed to fall to communism, it wouldn't be just southeast Asia that followed, but America as well. Many people did by into that and probably believed that we were fighting the communists over there so that we wouldn't have to fight them over here.

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