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"But...but I understand that one difficulty for you has been a lack of purpose. Is that not the case? An absence of aim and purpose, so that the foot soldier is left without the moral imperatives to fight hard and winningly. Am I mistaken in this understanding?" (Going After Cacciato, p. 177). Soldiers in the Vietnam War were often clueless as to what they were fighting for. They wandered in the deep jungles, absent of any objective. Without an objective, the soldiers were left on their own, drifting in a maze of confusion, unable to fight to their fullest.