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  • Lessons From The Vietnam War
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    Lessons of the Vietnam War American imperialism has suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina. But the same forces are engaged in another war, against a much less resilient enemy, the American people. Here, the prospects for sucess are much greater. The battleground is ideological, not military. At stake are the lessons to be drawn from the American war in Indochina; the outcome will determine the course and character of new imperial ventures. (Noam Chomsky, 1975) Quite often the lesson of history...
  • Involvement In The Vietnam War
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    The legacy of the American involvement in the Vietnam War is a memory that will live on forever. After reading the book titled Vietnam in Remission by James F. Veninga and Harry A. Wilmer, my first statement has been strengthened ten-fold because of the deep persuasiveness and informative nature of this book. I will begin by summarizing and interpreting the overall thoughts and perspectives that this work brings forth concerning the initiation and justification of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam...
  • Post Vietnam Era O Approximately 80000 Hispanics
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    o Precise figures are not available for Hispanic participation in Vietnam. o Prior to the full-scale escalation of the Vietnam War, Special Forces Advisor, Sergeant First Class Isaac Camacho's fire base was overrun by Viet Cong in November 1963. After an intense firefight, Camacho was taken prisoner. He is most likely the first Hispanic POW of the Vietnam era. Remarkably, Camacho escaped his captors after 20 months and made his way to freedom. He was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars in Septem...
  • Vietnam War
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    The Vietnam War Vietnam was a long and vigorous war because it consisted of two sides that wanted different things. The main reason why North Vietnam was fighting South Vietnam was because the North wanted to spread communism. The south did not want that so they called the U.S. for help. I do not agree with the U.S. joining the Vietnam War for many reasons. First, it was not our war so we should not send over troops to die for someone else's civil war. Second, the U.S. would be killing million o...
  • Perfect Justification For U.S. Involvement In Vietnam
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    Robert S. McNamara, appointed by John F. Kennedy to the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1961, said about the Vietnam War, 'It is important to recognize it's a South Vietnamese war. It will be won or lost depending upon what they do. We can advise and help, but they are responsible for the final results, and it remains to be seen how they will continue to conduct that war,' ; (McNamara 72). Despite these guidelines for assisting in the war, the U.S. would end up doing much more than just...
  • Ho And North Vietnam
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    The reasons why the Vietnam War lasted so long is a very controversial subject among Americans. There is no simple answer to as why the war lasted so long. Many factors have to be considered when analyzing the war. The first factor that has to be considered is whether or not the U.S. really belonged in the Vietnam War in the first place. The initial reason that the U.S. became involved in Vietnam was because they thought that North Vietnam was going to Russia and China, which were communist coun...
  • 74000 U.S. Troops In Vietnam
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    Five Important Events of the 1960 assassinations During the 1960's the world was hit with four different assassinations of some of the leaders in the world who were out to change the way things were. Although some disagreed to the changes that they were trying to do and even threatened them, they still continued to pursue their idea of change. Ngo Dinh Diem became the first president of South Vietnam in 1956 he was a catholic who opposed Communism and sought for an independent Vietnam while it w...
  • U.S. Public And The Viet Cong
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    Vietnam In the Vietnam war the United States and the Republic of Vietnam (RUN) opposed the revolutionary movement known as the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong was sponsored by the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). This war was the second of two wars being fought in that area. The first Indochina war was a struggle between Vietnamese nationalists and the French colonial regime aided by the U.S... In the second war we replaced France in the struggle versus the Communists. Vietnam lasted fro...
  • Communism In South East Asia Since Diem
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    After World War II the United States took on a role of world rebuilding, taking the shattered fragments of countries and governments and turning them into working democratic nations. The U.S., fearful of spreading communism in Eastern Europe, adopted George Kennan's policy of containment to keep communism confined to its current regions and ensuring nations remain democratic. In Vietnam, communists were taking more and more control of the government and France not being able to hold them off, re...
  • U.S. Forces From South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam Conflict is a dark shadow in America's glorious history. By the end of the conflict 57,605 Americans had been killed, over 300,000 thousand U.S. military officials had been wounded, and America had spent approximately $165 billion ("Vietnam War" 4). The majority of Americans sought after peace indispensably". Washington's struggle to bring the fighting to a close inevitably shifted the U.S. role in the conflict from ally and combatant to mediator between Hanoi and Saigon" ("The Shape...
  • Spreading Of Communism In Southeast Asia
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    The United States intervention in Vietnam has continuously been a controversial matter that not everyone can agree upon. From a fair perspective, we will experiment the issue by answering the question of how and why the U.S. intervened in Vietnam from 1945 to 1963. By the apparent spread of Communism in Southeast Asia, the United States decided to provide economic and military assistance to Vietnam in order to help it remain a democratic country. With China and North Korea becoming Communist cou...
  • Making Of Vietnam Policy
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    From the beginning of John Kennedy's Administration into this fifth year of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, substantially the same small group of men have presided over the destiny of the United States. In that time they have carried the country from a limited involvement in Vietnam into a war that is brutal, probably unwinnable, and, to an increasing body of opinion, calamitous and immoral. How could it happen? Many in government or close to it will read the following article with the shock of rec...

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