Vietnam War When most people hear the words Vietnam, what does it make them think about? The main answer most people come up with is death, or policing actions of the United States. The Vietnam War wasn't about death it was about the French Colonial Rule of South Vietnam. "The Vietnam War was the legacy of Frances failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War II." This is the start of Vietnam War. This is also one way that America was brought into the conflict of Vietnam. The war was further escalated by North Vietnam trying to go in South Vietnam and turn them into a communist nation. Then America was brought more deeply into Vietnam as a policing effort to stop communism.
"Military leaders viewed the Vietnam War as the Chinese doctrine of revolutionary war in action, (using Chinese and Russian arms to boot. ) " The United States had a geopolitical aim, they were to try and contain the spread of communism. This is one of the main reasons for America to go to Vietnam, to help stop the spread of communism the "United States supported the anti-communist regime known as the Republic of Vietnam," or South Vietnam. The United States was in Vietnam to stop the North Vietnam communism movement by means of the U. S. staring air raids in the country.
" Despite the U. S. military aid, heavy bombing, the growing U. S. troop commitment, and some political stability in South Vietnam after the election, the two countries were still unable to defeat the Viet Cong and North Vietnam forces." The Tet and North Vietnam army offensive forces discredited many of the U.
S. military reports. The United States strategy was based on them thinking that North Vietnam had a military with efforts to "win hearts and minds" of the South Vietnam people. " In short America's strategic culture was fundamentally altered in the jungles of Indochina." web.