The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Afghanistan Analogies Listen 12 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/32014/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend In his speech on Monday night, President Obama directly addressed the analogy between the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. John Barry, Newsweek reporter who has written about the comparisons, and Michael Lind, fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict discuss the parallels and differences between the two conflicts.