America's "Other War" exceeds Vietnam conflict in length

uh-1d_helicopters_in_vietnam_1966The war in Afghanistan, dubbed America’s “Other War”, is now the longest war in U.S. history, “surpassing the conflict in Vietnam. 103 months passed between passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the withdrawal of the last American combat forces from Vietnam. As of [June 7th], the Afghanistan war is 104 months old.”

Read more: Thomas Nagorski, “Editor’s Notebook: Afghan War Now Country’s Longest,” ABC News, 7 June 2010

Tags: Afghanistan, America's Other War, Longest War, Vietnam