The United States of America failed in preventing the Communist takeover of Vietnam and had to reexamine its policy and initial involvement in the region. All around the world including UNO criticized the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Failure of US in this war was a big setback for the American hegemony. After that incident, USA never tried to use the forces in Southeast Asia. In case of North Korea also it is using diplomacy policy and trying to solve the issue with the help of dialogue because they are well aware that, military action may lead to Vietnam II.
This is particularly impactful segment of the speech due to the fact that Kerry explains how the soldiers of Vietnam will not stay quiet and keep America’s so called dirty secret, but stand up and expose the wrongdoing that was done by America. For example, “We who have come here to Washington have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country, we could be quiet, we could hold our silence, we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel because of what threatens this country, not the reds, but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out”(John F. Kerry). Kerry also defends the people of Vietnam in the sense that they do not even fully grasp the reasoning behind the war in the first place. It is here that Kerry makes the point that the Vietnam war is a destructive waste of human life and time.
In a “Vietnam Veterans against the war”, John Kerry’s comment on President Nixon not wanting to become, “the first President to lose a war,” illustrates just how insistent Nixon was on maintaining a superior Presidential image of power. Ironically, Nixon has one of the more, if not the most, tarnished Presidential image due to the Watergate scandal. Kerry’s speech drove the idea that the Veterans fighting in Vietnam did not believe that they were there to do good and did not feel that they were the “heroes” liberalizing the Vietnamese from the dangers of communism. As he notes, most people there did not understand the difference between communism and democracy. The freedom the Vietnamese sought was liberation from the helicopters, the bombs,
Effects of the Vietnam War on USA Introduction The Vietnam War was one of the few military conflicts which USA had been involved that had been suspended because of unprecedented public unfavorability in the country. Increasing public disobedience and demonstrations erupted after continuous revealing of news related to real situation in Vietnam such as the atrocities committed by USA Armed Forces, and large soldier casualties enhanced the scale of transformation which American society had already been undergoing. For example, Inghram (2006) points out the Vietnam War was one of events in the 1960s, by which civil rights organizations were attempting to gain more rights for African-Americans so that they could be integrated racially into
As was then it is now, the war has drawn criticism from the civilian populace back home, which is diminishing the war effort again another similarity to the Vietnam War. These guerilla tactics have attracted controversy from Americans, these tactics have been effective to this point, leaving U.S. troops with limited options in how to deal with the insurgent threat. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and from then till now the military forces there have had to deal with person borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED), and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) (Standoff IED …). These devices do more than just wound or kill they attack the mind, it makes every soldier there question every pile of rubble every civilian every little
For instance, tabloid newspapers tend to have false comments about politicians, whereas non-tabloid newspapers tend to have valid articles. With countless news channels, magazines and newspapers, it is quite difficult with what to believe in, but usually the newspaper or news channel that has the most misled stories is too good to be true. When candidates make speeches, other news stations that despise that candidate would always make negative comments. For example, during the presidential election of 2016, many news stations were biased about the campaign, and made many false comments about Donald
Kennedy, was a major part in the disaster in Vietnam. During the time period, it seemed highly controversial to go to war against such a small and insignificant place in the world. This may be viewed as one of the biggest mistakes in American history.I personally believe that if Kennedy wasn't assassinated he would have been able to pull us out of Vietnam faster than Johnson did. I think he would learned a great amount from what became a huge mistake and tore the country apart. He would have definitely taken responsibility for his action and it would have just solidified is Presidency much more.
I read this article multiple times and still find it to be lacking in sufficient evidence to support the thesis. In my personal opinion when you’re trying to peace things together like this you will most certainly make some of them fit, like with any old conspiracy. I understand and completely support the author’s idea that media may have portrayed the mountain man differently due to events like Vietnam that is simply our nature, Events like that changed almost everything one way or another. The argument that the mountain man s true character has been tarnished by media I simply can't see. Any portrait of a mountain man that I have see I have only viewed as one man under his own actions never judging as a
Gun Control: Identifying Its Opposition And Feasible Solutions The discrepancy between opposing opinions among United States citizens’ views on gun control is a large problem that has faced the nation for several years. Due to recent tragedies related to the issue, many Americans have responded in outrage, demanding more rigorous laws related to firearm control; Others believe it would only be harmful to enact stricter gun laws, under the idea that it would present a lack of self-defense. This essay will review the pros and cons of the opposing views surrounding the controversy, and analyze the individual aspects of both opinions, while discussing possible resolutions to the issue. Due to the recent uproar surrounding gun control, many Americans,
We only used a small special operations footprint and managed not to deploy thousands of conventional forces. Then we abandoned the RMA concept, and went purely conventional in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This could have occurred for a myriad of reasons, some of which are highlighted in Donald Skuskind’s book, “The 1% Doctrine”. It is my understanding that our protracted war in Afghanistan and Iraq has created more instability and more terrorist groups than existed 16 years ago. Due to our inability to nest the mission of the Department of State with the capabilities of the Department of Defense, we made catastrophic mistakes that subsequently jeopardize the
Although, some Americans were very against the immigration act and Robert Clancy (an American against both the KKK and Republican decisions) even went as far as to call it "un-American" (Rose. Vol. 3). Usually an open country, Americans stumbled upon a new fear and paranoia that had not been there in the past.
V. Conclusion O 'Brien brings up many instances that show how things went wrong in the Vietnam War, not only because important problems were overlooked at the time but also because the American public sought at first to erase the war from their collective memories. Many Vietnam Veterans felt isolated from the American mainstream after they returned from service. After the period of erasure ended, the public commemoration, through movies and stories, sought to supplant the reality of Vietnam with a more endearing story that could be cherished as much as the myths that surround World War II, “O 'Brien points out that the evils of the Vietnam War are not merely forgotten, but all but deleted from American mythology and memory” (Ooms 26). As Julie Ooms points out in her article "Battles Are Always Fought Among Human Beings, Not Purposes," O 'Brien was not merely responding to a need to set the record straight. He was also responding to the American public’s inability to exalt in any veteran who could not be viewed as a “White Knight” or the “The Lone Ranger” (Ooms 42).
We having established our political view into these countries means they can be more like America. Even though I get criticized on many of the things I do as president of the United States, I still feel that my voicing over these country that we as American’s have, should make up for me being “weak” as the president. Even opinions from the press has dimmed me in a bad light as the president. Since the spanish foreign policy I have also dealt with the repercussions, but I feel as if you can’t please everybody in America as the president. People even said I was a weak and mediocre president because I did not want America to go to war, but of course things end up diffrently than as planned.