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On Nov. 21, 1967, Gen. William Westmoreland declared in a National Press Club speech that he could see “light at the end of the tunnel” in the Vietnam War; and, that victory “lies within our grasp.” Two months later came the 1968 North Vietnamese-Viet Cong Tet Offensive and the dispelling of Gen. Westmoreland’s grand illusion.
In November 1967, Westmoreland absurdly insisted that there was "light at the end of the tunnel" to describe the Vietnam War outlook, echoing the delusional words of French Gen. Henri Navarre as the Dien Bien Phu disaster approached.