If the policy of containment was purely humanitarian, it would be expected that the actions of all US agencies would follow this ethos. However, this is not the case. Perhaps the best example of this would be the CIA’s assistance in a royalist coup in Iran resulting in the expulsion of its then Prime Minister. The coup was primarily organized in reaction to the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry as well as fear of Iran joining the Soviet Bloc. This is a clear example of the dubious nature of facets of the containment policy, after all, there is a strong argument that the coup was arranged in order to secure American access to resources as opposed to halt the advance of communist ideology.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
Britain and America’s relationship changed as American colonists fought for independence. Before the Seven Years War (1756-1763), “America” comprised of 13 colonies under British control and the attitude towards British rule was complex. The aftermath of this War strengthened the position of these colonies as it removed European Rivals (France in Canada) and opened the Mississippi for expansion but in doing so, destabilised the borders. It did not provide much political change for American people as British control was still in clear effect in 1763 shown by the Royal Proclamation, which led to a temporary line limiting expansion but which no American could settle across. This angered the American colonists who wanted to keep their local government control and expand into new farmlands.
The tensions between the U.S. and the USSR after WWII had gradually increased towards a Cold War period. This period without actual fighting had a significant impact on America’s attitude towards the situation in Vietnam. Losing Vietnam to communism would not only threaten the world it would also, maybe more importantly, expose America’s weakness. Whereas the orthodox interpretation praises America for its bravery in their fight to save the world from communism, revisionist’s historians see the Vietnam War as a futile small factor in the larger Cold War Context and criticize America’s actions as aggressive and acquisitive. (21)6America would have the desire to shape the world in its own ideal image.
The Vietnam war was an example of failed deterrence. Deterrence policy is heavily influence by the will of the participants to win. In the case of the Vietnam war, while the US had a superior fighting force, the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong were more committed to their cause than the US.5 This ultimately led to the US withdraw from Vietnam. The US was successful however, in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis. Once the US learned and confirmed the presence of Soviet nuclear warheads deployed to Cuba, President Kennedy ordered the blockade of the island.
There were really strong leaders in the Vietnamese War. The Vietnamese War started between the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam with United States. The war was fought in the purpose of deciding whether Vietnam should be ruled in a communist way. The Vietnamese War was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Creighton Abrams, Ho Chi Minh, William Westmoreland, John F. Kennedy, and Vo Nguyen Giap are some of the Big leaders during those times.
Their response was aimed at ending the civil strife that was almost culminating in a full-blown war. The formation of alliances was also evident as American military teamed up with other countries’ armies to help restore peace and stability. Further, the Operation Power Pack which was a US occupation of the Dominican Republic was also another incident aimed at promoting world peace. Also, the Operation Blue Bat was an intervention by the US in Lebanon to protect it against nonstate actors fighting the government of Lebanon. In Vietnam War, the US intervened to help end
The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters. Some advocates with peaceful wishes advocated the U.S could withdraw troops sent to fight in the Vietnam Wars for the reason that it would contribute to less human bloodshed and less property damage in the region. Early opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew its attention in the Geneva Conference of
And since cold war had already began, letting such action slide by could be interpreted as a weakness of United States. The UN also sanctioned the war against North Korea because of the lack of Russian presence in the UNSC. However by the time all of this transpired, The PRK Forces has already cornered ROK Forces to Pusan in the south of the peninsula. Due to the military brilliance of the General McArthur the tide turned against the PRK forces and the ROK/UN/US forces regained control of the south and further started taking control of territories to the north including Pyongyang. The Chinese, seeing this as a threat, indirectly joined the war through an army of volunteers.
So, what were the impacts as a result of the war on the involving states? 2.1 Impact on Vietnam sides 2.1.1 Positive impacts The war was end as the government in Saigon had announced that South Vietnamese will unconditionally surrender to North Vietnamese force on April 30, 1975, so that day had become the reunification day of Vietnam. There are two main positive points that Vietnam had after the war. First is about the territory change. Based on the information above, it had shown that North and South had agreed to reunify,