Since post-war USA economy was not in good shape because of huge military spending and growing inflation, aid which are paid to veterans could not meet their needs fully. Moreover, war participants had encountered some serious medical issues when they return home. There were significant rise on cancer rate alongside other serious diseases among veterans because of extremely harmful effect of poison gas used in the Vietnam War named Agent Orange. Such medical problems were not just restricted with cancer and similar diseases. There were significant number of cases of birth anomalies such genetic and physiological mutations in veterans’
The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
The Vietnam War was a war the United States should have never been involved in. The “Domino Theory” was a direct cause of the war. The war resulted in much death; innocent civilians and young Americans were killed. The Vietnam war also resulted in rioting, distrust for the United States government, and the loss of many lives. 58,000 Americans were killed and 300,000 were wounded.
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
The events of My Lai is a story where a beautiful country named Vietnam, a free and beautiful country that until one day, the U.S troops was sent to Vietnam, Quang Ngai to “liberate” the non-communist citizens during cold war era. America at that time was trying hard to extreminate communist elements due to the cold war with Russia. The combination of unclear orders by higher officers, frustration of seeing fellow armies being killed by Hostlile Vietcongs bred racism and anger, mental pressure whether to follow orders to kill innocent civilans or to refuse, created a chaotic combination that led into a great remorse in Vietnam, especially My Lai village. For starters, like a worker bee recieving orders from the queen bee, most of the soldiers at that time had adequate “training” by the higher officers, which is only to shoot without
Government officials knew that citizens were unable to withstand the gruesome photos taken of the realities of the war. Showing real images that featured the outcomes of war would have caused Americans to become disheartened thus decreasing American morale. To insure victory, the government enforced the use of censorship throughout the nation. In one propaganda poster, the caption reads “Let’s Censor Our Conversation About the War” (“Censored”). The propaganda poster revealed the extent of which the government kept a eye and ear to all American citizens as an attempt to preserve American loyalty.
This shows just how real and how traumatizing these events can be. However, the connection between the two highlights the fact that war leads to poverty as well as PTSD. Throughout every major war, once the soldiers have returned it has been increasingly hard for them to start their life
According to Elsevier Ltd, “By contrast, many and by some accounts most veterans experience high levels of stress during the transition to civilian life.” Elsevier Ltd,“Transition stress is multifaceted and can lead to serious mental health problems.” In other words transitioning into the war can be a huge mental disorder on a soldier just as leaving the war can be. It can lead the dehumanization on themselves and
Ever since the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was brought to light to the general public, sexual orientation has become more of a controversial topic; in this decade at least. When we begin to understand the multiple- dimensions on different types of people and their sexual orientation, we can then come to a more accurate conclusion and better understand our topic on sexual aggression in the military. This particular article studies a multifactorial model of wartime rape. The article directly relates to my question because women have always been a big casualty in war. One of the biggest casualties of war zones are women being sexually abused/raped.
Nationalism was one of the main cause of the Vietnam war because The United States initially entered the Vietnam War to aid the French but it was nationalism that caused the both the Communist North and American’s to continue the war. I think the most important causes are the divide between the capitalists and communists. After the divid of ideology they both got different leaders, the south’s leader was Diem and the north’s leader was Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was also a nationalist as well as a communist. I think these two causes are the most important causes of the Vietnam War because if the country was divided into two, they want to have a war to see which sides wins to see which side is right.
The Vietnam War is very infamous and it has had many consequences on the U.S society and Asian Americans for years to come. One of the main effects from the war is the body count. Over 3 million Vietnamese citizens and 58,000 American troops had died in the bloodshed along with thousands more wounded. The use of Agent Orange not only destroyed Vietnam’s environment, but also caused health problems for the Vietnamese and the American troops using them, eventually leading to cancer. Society wise, the war had changed the way the public saw the U.S government.
The war affected them in different ways causing them to have post-traumatic stress disorder which affects a lot of soldiers and being able to explain their experiences through different views can also open up different views for others. I think Billy 's way of coping with his experience was seen through time traveling and aliens encounter, which you could say has affected him psychologically. For Manchester his flashbacks were nightmares of the war and that is why his novel was the way it was. These two novels displays the war differently which people will remember the war differently. Like I said soldiers remembers their experience differently which affects the ways these novels are
To prevent an inaccurate account of history, an additional attitude towards history is needed. Though the “winner’s” view of American history is a standard viewpoint, the perspective of the victims, the “losers” adds a new and essential element to historical events if one is to have the most accurate account of the event. For example, the war in Vietnam, from the mindset of the American, seems a necessary evil to fight communism in Asia. However, when considering the war from the mentality of the Vietnamese people, one sees a brutal and unjust attack that killed soldiers and civilians alike. As quoted in A People’s History, a dispatch from Saigon read, “Many Vietnamese--one estimate is as high as 500--were killed by the strikes.