Classifying Defeats in War

Asked July 8, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT

  • In a war: Let's say the invading country loses the last battle before offering a treaty. Keep in mind that it didn't accomplish any of it's objectives.
  • Does that country then suffer a military defeat in terms of war, despite it being a stalemate?
  • For example: The Vietnam war is considered a military victory, while at the same time being classified as a political defeat. First, because the U.S. won every battle, yet chose to withdrawal it's forces.

Boise County Idaho

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