What problems did the us soldiers face in vietnam other than the lack of training we were fighting for the wrong reasons, supporting a. The vietnam war saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an american war during the height of the us involvement, 1965-69, blacks, who formed 11. Before world war two, vietnam had been part of the french empire during the war, the country had been overrun by the japanese when the japanese retreated, the people of vietnam took the opportunity to establish their own government lead by ho chi minh. If you consider that in today’s world, the united states could go to war if china attacks taiwan and almost certainly would go to war if north korea attacks south korea, the use of us military force to defend south vietnam against north vietnam at the height of the cold war seems less puzzling indeed, a us decision in the 1960s not to try to avert a. President johnson's goal for us involvement in vietnam was not for the us to win the war, but for us troops to bolster south vietnam's defenses until south vietnam could take over by entering the vietnam war without a goal to win, johnson set the stage for future public and troop disappointment when the us found themselves in a stalemate. War with north vietnam had been on the minds of americans since the mid-1950s when a communist-led insurgency split the country and drove out the french colonial forces president john f kennedy had sent military advisors and then troops into south vietnam.
The feelings of the vietnam war was that either you was for it or against itthe us was extremely divided during the vietnam war ,which lead to each. America gaining overseas possessions was one thing that went right during the spanish american war one things that went wrong during the war was when commodore winfield scott schley tried to get american ships out of santiago bay and lost all of the ships. Protests against the vietnam war did not start when america declared her open involvement in the war in 1964 america rallied to the call of the commander-in-chief. Reply: drieux just drieux: re: [sixties-l] vietnam: what went wrong messages sorted by: benevolent, responsible and representative government yet during. Like many of the hundreds of young americans who made their way to sweden during the vietnam war era as deserters.
King’s father, a second world war veteran who landed at normandy, helped negotiate a deal with the agents, who had been travelling around the united states looking for vietnam war draft dodgers “if i agreed to go in the military, (the fbi) agreed to drop the charges of draft evasion,” king, 68, said in an interview from toronto ahead of the 40th. A political insider gives his view on what went wrong rufus phillips served with the army, cia and us agency for international development in south vietnam from. American tragedy: kennedy, johnson, and the origins of the vietnam war by david kaiserharvard university press £1850 566 pp isbn 0 674 00225 3choosing war: the lost chance for peace and the escalation of war in vietnam by fredrick logevalluniversity of california press $35 443 pp isbn 0520 21511 7a noble cause america and the vietnam war. African-americans in combat african-americans have fought for the united states throughout its history, defending and serving a country that in turn denied them.
Stephen j morris is the author of why vietnam invaded cambodia and working on a book about the vietnam war during the nixon years. From american histories, you would think the primary feature of the vietnam war was combat it wasn’t suffering was the main characteristic of the war in southeast asia millions of vietnamese suffered: injuries and deaths, loss, privation, hunger, dislocation, house burnings, detention, imprisonment, and torture some experienced one or.
Most of us soldiers drafted during the vietnam war were men from poor and working-class families the least political power sections were mistreated as a matter of fact, american forces in vietnam included twenty-five percent poor, fifty-five percent working-class, twenty percent middle-class men, but very few came from upper-classes. American views on the vietnam war the vietnam war was a period of american involvement in southeast asia from 1961-1975 in which us troops fought to try to stop.
Degroot, “vietnam: what went wrong” p2 of 10 to lyndon johnson, limited war seemed politically sensible mcnamara, during his confident phase, asserted that “the greatest contribution vietnam is making is that it is. Boxer muhammad ali was one prominent american who resisted being drafted into service during the vietnam war ali, then heavyweight champion of the world, declared. How were vietnamese americans treated in the us during the vietnam war let alone new asian immigrant populations of any size living in america during the vietnam. The men and women who served during the vietnam war deserve our respect and our gratitude the sacrifices they had to live through not only having served in the war but just being a soldier when the military was not very popular in those days. During the last battle of the vietnam war, three us marines went missing: marine pvt danny marshall, marine pvt 1st class gary hall and marine lance cpl joseph hargrove.
Read cnn's vietnam war fast facts and learn more about the conflict between communist-led north vietnam and us-supported south vietnam. Unlike their vietnam war successors, the chiefs during the korean war supported the white house's determination to cap us investment in the war they opposed. Even if your knowledge of the vietnam war comes exclusively from hollywood films and texan textbooks that only refer to it as that one the good guys lost, you've probably heard about the viet cong they were a bunch of jungle-fighting guerrilla warriors who killed american boys via night-time. During the course of the vietnam war a large segment of the american population came to be opposed to us involvement in south vietnam public opinion steadily turned against the war following 1967 and by 1970 only a third of americans believed that the us had not made a mistake by sending troops to fight in vietnam. On 30 april 1975, the last american helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from saigon as the tanks of the north vietnamese army rumbled into the capital of defeated south vietnam victory over the us military is remembered each year in vietnam as a triumph over foreign aggression in a war of. The vietnam war debacle, in other words, arose from inadvertence and folly just don’t lose in separate pieces, this interpretation of what went wrong was challenged by.