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Afghanistan/USA – Kabul evacuations: Echoes of 1975 US exit from Vietnam’s Saigon? (Al Jazeera)

 

A South Vietnamese soldier with a bazooka advances along a Saigon Street in this February 2, 1968 photo [File: AP]

A South Vietnamese soldier with a bazooka advances along a Saigon Street in this February 2, 1968 photo [File: AP]

Thousands of US soldiers being sent to Afghanistan to evacuate embassy staff from Kabul as the Taliban pushes towards the city has revived memories of the fall of Saigon. A photo that immortalised America’s defeat in Vietnam, showing evacuees boarding a helicopter on the roof of a building, spread fast on social networks after the US announced the emergency deployment on Thursday.

Kabul evacuations: Echoes of 1975 US exit from Vietnam’s Saigon? | Taliban News | Al Jazeera