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    Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War

    Hi

    I was reading this article and though I generally understand what the title "Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War" means in the light of context, I still couldn't understand it structurally . In other words, what does the phrase "lies mirror deception" mean?

    Please help me with it. Thank you.

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    PS: As my post count is less than 10 therefore I'm not able to link to the source article directly. I have inserted spaces in the given link, please remove them to get to the link: www . japantimes .co. jp/text/ eo20120419gd. html

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    Re: Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War

    Afghan (adjective) lies (noun - subject of the verb) mirror (verb) deception (noun - direct object of the verb) of Vietnam War".

    Lies about the war in Afghanistan are a mirror image of the deception that occurred during the Vietnam war.
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    Re: Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War

    Thanks a lot.

    I see it now that I was reading it incorrectly; syntactically "Afghan lies" acts as a unit.

    Best regards
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    Re: Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War

    Quote Originally Posted by jackson6612 View Post
    I see it now that I was reading it incorrectly; syntactically "Afghan lies" acts as a unit.
    Even native speakers can sometimes understand some headlines only after they have read the report.

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    Re: Afghan lies mirror deception of Vietnam War

    And that headline alone requires a bit of work to get it.

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