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It’s an acronym standing for Can’t Remember A Fucking Thing. It’s usually used to describe embarrassment at being unable to remember someone (CRAFT moment); going onstage as the lead in the latest theatrical performance and your mind goes completely blank (CRAFT situation); the next morning after a night when you got pissed as a fart and woke up in bed cuddling a traffic cone and a string of fairy lights wound round your prick.
“Where did you go after we left the pub?”
“Dunno, CRAFT.”
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Why Did the USA invade Vietnam?
After the second world war, The USA and The USSR emerged as the world's two great superpowers. However, the two nation's political systems conflicted and a war of words and threat broke out. This was known as the cold war. America became increasingly fearful of the Soviet Union's communist system spreading across the world, one country at a time. This theory was known as the 'domino theory'. When China went communist in 1949, America felt that the threat of communism was very real. As a result, they entered Korea and were partially successful; The ROK (South Korea) remains a capitalist state today. They then turned their attentions too Vietnam, where a communist group known as the Viet Minh had emerged, founded by Ho Chi Minh. France were already present in Vietnam as it had been a colony of their's prior to WW2. However, even after a vast amount of support given by the USA, the French were eventually driven out by the Viet Minh. America's response to this was to help Ngo Dinh Diem to power in south Vietnam. Diem was a ruthless dictator who was cruel to the peasant population of Vietnam, but he was anti-communist, and so the USA helped him. Before long, a new communist militia group was set up called the Viet Cong, again founded by Ho Chi Minh. America began to send military 'advisers' to combat the Viet Cong. This continued for a few year until eventually, in 1965, The USA was fully at war with communist forces in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War was a 'product' of the cold war.
by Birchy1919 February 09, 2010
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The only war the United States has ever lost. After WW2 and the rise of the USSR, North Vietnam became a communist region. The US was afraid that if South Vietnam fell to communism, other small countries would also become communist. At first they sent advisors to the South's army but they needed extra support so US troops were sent. It was a war of attrition, victories were won not by total area gained but by body count. It was a very nasty war, with a lot of hatred by the American public. Over 50,000 american soldiers died, as opposed to the 2 million North Vietnamese killed. A lot of American pilots were shot down and captured as POWs and sent to camps, such as the famous "Hanoi Hilton" that became a symbol of the barbaric Vietcong. Contrary to popular belief, the US never lost a battle in Vietnam. Nixon decided to pull out due to the negative opinion of the war and to secure his reelection calling it "Peace with honor". The State Dept lost the war folks, not the military.
My ROTC instructor was a Huey pilot in the Vietnam War.
by steven63 January 30, 2012
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Yet another example of France fucking up and the US riding in to bail their sorry asses out. Unfortunately for them, it didn't work out as well as the World Wars and the US got a bloody nose. Statistically the war went relatively well for America, but gross political mismanagement and the mass media's attempts to force public opinion against the war crippled the military's efforts and America ultimately had to pull out. Basically, the Vietnam War was lost in America, not in Vietnam.
The USA could have easily won the Vietnam War by playing fast and hard, but worthless politicians kept them on such a tight leash they could only hope to tickle North Vietnam and only after being punched in the face. Or we could have returned de Gaulle's favor and told the damn frogs to fuck off in the beginning and spared ourselves the whole experience.
by C++ June 03, 2006
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A war where America stuck it's nose where it shouldn't of and subsequently got chased out of the country like crying little schoolgirls.

Also the Americans slaughtered countless innocent women and children under the belief that they were spies and conspirators.
America was defeated by a country with less than 1/10 of their military, population and economic capacity.
by Cini August 03, 2005
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