Afghanistan / Vietnam

As the U.S. prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan, the president says it won’t become “another Vietnam.” Michael Lind, the author of Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict, discusses the parallels and the differences in the two conflicts. Plus: Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds on holiday entertaining on a budget; grassroots aid in Darfur; and your uncommon New Year’s (economic) resolutions.