He had been a war correspondent during world war ii and had reported from vietnam during america's early involvement in 1972 a poll determined he was the most trusted man in america in a february 27, 1968, broadcast he summed up what he had found during his return trip to the war zone. This doctrine led directly to the vietnam war containment was based on several premises: step up us involvement in the war war was tough on american gis. The historiography of the vietnam war and united states involvement has undergone several distinct changes in the direct aftermath of the war, the immediate american historiography of the war relied heavily on western sources, as historians constructed the historiography based [. Opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war began with demonstrations anymore and the war is over, american vietnam war resisters.
The summary victory over iraq was hailed by no less a figure than president bush as a once-and-for-all elimination of the 'vietnam syndrome' -- which shows how powerful was the memory of that defeat america and vietnam: the unending war | foreign affairs. One point of view has been missing from the debate over the vietnam war the political faction known as liberal anticommunists or cold war liberals, identified with the truman, kennedy, and johnson administrations, ceased to exist as a force in american politics in the 1970s, more as a result of partisan realignment than of the vietnam war. The vietnam war: a national dilemma d over 58,000 americans, as well as the physical and emotional wounding of hundreds of thou- work for american.
David l anderson the vietnam war was the longest deployment of us forces in hostile action in the history of the american republicalthough there is no formal declaration of war from which to date us entry, president john f kennedy's decision to send over 2,000 military advisers to south vietnam in 1961 marked the beginning of twelve years of american military combat. Vietnam war  (1960-1975 of intervention would reappear in the public debate over president bill clinton's commitment of war: america's military role in. Over 58,000 american troops died during the war, to say nothing of the enormous civilian casualties involved the costs of the vietnam war were astronomical and could've been far better spent on. During the vietnam war, america was split in half (not literally of course) one side was called the hawks and they were the side that wanted to increase military force and send more troops into. Understands the social issues that resulted from us involvement in the vietnam war (eg, the composition of american forces recruited in the war why the vietnam war contributed to a generational conflict and the concomitant lack of respect for traditional authority figures.
American embroilment in a military quagmire with an asian nationalist group over independence seems oddly familiar to later american involvement in korea and vietnam, again showing that the spanish- american war was a sign of things to come. The vietnam war was the longest and most expensive war in american history the toll we paid wasn't just financial, it cost the people involved greatly, physically and mentally this war caused great distress and sadness, as well as national confusion everyone had that one burning question being. According to history learning site, some cons of the vietnam war included its bloody guerrilla warfare, the loss of innocent lives, the draft-- which removed men's choice to serve-- and the belief that it was not the united states' war to fight in contrast, there was a compelling argument that the. Response to a question on american involvement in south vietnam, president kennedy's news conference, february 14, 1962 list on the vietnam war: sochistorywar. Vietnam: historians at war there is an ongoing debate over whether kennedy would have withdrawn how america became involved in vietnam (new york.
Robert j mcmahon interpretations of the vietnam war have departed significantly from typical patterns both during and after most of america's previous warsinstead of reflecting, defending, and bolstering official accounts of the war, as occurred with world wars i and ii, early historical assessments of the vietnam conflict were for the most part highly critical of us policy. The united states involvement in the vietnam war november 10, 2012 by regwriter bronze, fairfield, connecticut we lost over 55,000 american lives in the war not only that, but we also. Lyndon b johnson and the vietnam war of all the episodes of the escalation of american involvement in vietnam, the episodes of 2 and 4 august 1964 have proved. Vietnam war, (1954-75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states called the american war in vietnam (or, in full, the war against the americans to save the. American involvement in vietnam was a mistake the north vietnamese and viet cong (south vietnamese) were fighting a war of national liberation and reunification.
Vietnam war: from the mid-1940s on, us policymakers kept tabs on the developing war in southeast asia the first stage of this war involved a vietnamese insurgency against the japanese occupation. - the battle over reconstructing the collective memory of the vietnam war is a battle over reinterpreting america, and it started even before the end of the war, and. The response to the deer hunter amounted to a serious public debate over the vietnam war that extended beyond film critics to engage a wide range of viewers it wasn't a debate that simply mirrored prior pro- and antiwar positions it was a debate that the makers and marketers of the deer hunter.
- senator wayne morse, during the senate debate of the gulf of tonkin resolution, august 6-7, 1964 in august 1964, a small military engagement off the coast of north vietnam helped escalate the involvement of the united states in vietnam the vietnam war would become the longest military engagement in american history prior to the iraq and. The role of the media in the vietnam war was relatively small compared to other american wars false the weapons used by the vietcong were supplied by china & the soviet union. A total of more than 58,000 us troops died in vietnam, and over 150,000 were wounded us involvement in the war continued until 1975, shortly before the north.