The war in Vietnam to do this day has gone down as one of the influential and controversial wars in United States history. The war lasted from 1955 to 1975.The nation as a whole began to uproar over the war and the major consequences of the war. There were many reasons why so many Americans were against the war. Public opinion steadily turned against the war following 1967 and by 1970 only a third of Americans believed that the U.S. had not made a mistake by sending troops to fight in Vietnam (Wikipedia). Not to mention, many young people protested because they were the ones being drafted while others were against the war because the anti-war movement grew increasingly popular among the counterculture and drug culture in American society and
The military draft was a very controversial topic during these times. Some people believed it violated a person’s inalienable rights while others argued it was a part of being an American to be honored to show your patriotism; however, if you refused to serve, you were shunned and beaten by local villagers (Greenberg). President at the time, “Lyndon Johnson, called the draft "a part of America, a part of the process of our democracy"” arguing that the draft was an honorable and patriotic sacrifice for young men to make for their country (Greenberg). With the major cultural difference between the the 1960’s and today, less young men are enlisting to serve in the military. According to the National Public Radio, an estimated 8.7 million men served during The Vietnam War while only 2.2 million men serve in today’s military.
The United States developed politically and economically in the late 1700s and early 1800s through individuals who were passionate about the future of America. Although passionate, not all men agreed on the same ideas; this led them to split into two groups. These groups, or political parties, spent much of their time advocating for certain policies, events, or other governmental issues, such as supporting or opposing the current president. Primarily because of the difference in their leaders ' beliefs, the two- party system developed with each party built on different principles; The Federalist 's ideas often clashed with the Democratic-Republican 's. These ideas were originally set in stone and rarely wavered, but under circumstances
Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda SFC Spurlock, Matthew MLC Class 005-18 Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda Since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, there have been numerous battles. One of the most important battles that shaped future joint planning of operations was Operation Anaconda. The outcome of this operation was ultimately successful, however, the original intent from the commanders were not met due to errors in the joint planning process. Joint planning during Operation Anaconda proved ineffective because of inaccurate intelligence about the terrain and weather, the exemption of Air Force and Navy during the initial planning phase, and false assumptions about the enemy. Intelligence Intelligence Preparation
The American’s setback in Vietnam War is already tattooed in their history. It triggered shameful criticism both to General William Westmoreland and the US government. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, an indispensable war, a noble cause, or an idealistic campaign (History Learning Site, 2015). Instrumental to this campaign was American General William C. Westmoreland who engineered the build-up and consolidation of U.S. military forces in South Vietnam. 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.
There were many disagreements and because of those, many events were the cause of the American Revolution. These events included bloodshed by others, peoples rights weren’t enforced, individuals didn’t receive freedom, and our country was just not yet whole. Despite of the causes of why the road to Revolution took place there were effects afterwards. When American Revolution was over with the The Declaration of Independence came into place, treaties were signed, and the Bill of Rights. Now these effects/events were amazing, it helped our country tremendously.
Soldiers were conned into believing that glory awaited them but instead it was death. When times got desperate in 1916, the government had to introduce conscription, this meant men were forced to join the army. Some objectors could be imprisoned as some people had strong beliefs against war. Pals’ Battalions People often went to recruiting offices(places where men signed up for the army) with their friends and ended up in the same battalion. A
In the time frame of the Vietnam war there were a collection of sources of media to explain what was going on with the troops and the war itself. The media could be a clarification of the land of Vietnam. A song recorded by the band named The Animals gives a sturdy explanation of the layout of Vietnam that will be discussed later on. Before getting into the media, what was the Vietnam war and how did the United States get involved in it? The Vietnam war was a very long, costly conflict to stop the communist of North Vietnam spreading to southern Vietnam.
Many people don 't get the brotherhood aspect of the military. Its like you have a lot of older and younger brothers and sister. Some possible problems with the military is that there are some people out there who are fully against the military. This could be a problem with funding and such. There are some long term consequences surrounding our military, Like “fielding of the nuclear-capable long range weapon.” (Article 17) Of course, death is a huge part of our military.
In regards to the line of action LBJ took in relation to foreign policies, there were many controversies amongst the masses. When LBJ first started his first term as the president of the United States, he took things slowly, and fought communism in Vietnam from afar .The Vietnam War led students create various movements to protest against being drafted in the war. Moreover, most of the American citizens were discontent with how tardy and sluggish the government changes were, and they were frustrated with the issues the Vietnam War brought. Due to the opposition’s strong persistence, LBJ decided to change his ploy. Negations with Hanoi took place in Paris, where it resulted in a partial halting of the bombings.
The idea of using a draft or calling up of individuals into the armed services of America has been around since the late middle 1800’s. This draft of people to serve is known to the world as conscription. While there have been multiple controversies and debates of this heated topic, both sides seem to have an equally important point to prove which has led to the subject never being actually settled. I feel that reinstating the draft would be an important asset to the United States of America, and in many cases I believe that if a military draft were in place we could save a lot of lives and win more battles as a nation. A mandatory military draft for the United States of America should be reinstated so that every person in this country whether rich or poor joins in to help defend their county in time of need.
Ever since the dawn of Republic, the American public grappled with the issue of the military draft. During the American Revolution, the Continental Army struggled to recruit men and enticed the potential soldiers with the lure of the free land or cash incentives. George Washington proposed to institute the draft, however, the Congress rejected his idea. The Civil War, the deadliest of the American armed conflicts, compelled the both warring sides to enact the conscription. The South instituted their draft in 1892, and the North followed with The Draft Act of 1863.
Nevertheless, the purpose of the memorial was controversial itself because there were different views on what the memorial would mean. In the article, “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Commemorating a Difficult Past”, Wagner and Schwartz state three issues that arise when a memorial will be constructed. “(1) the social problems of fixing painful parts of the past (a military defeat, a generation of unredeemed veterans) in the public consciousness, (2) the political problem of commemorating an event for which there is no national consensus, and (3) the cultural problem of working through and against traditional expectations about the war memorial genre” (Wagner and Schwartz). As a group, Americans had to cooperate with one another to determine
American soldiers were sent to be stationed in Vietnam, to try to prevent the spread of communism. Many Americans were against American involvement in Vietnam because it cost America about $2.5 billion dollars a year and the money was coming from the taxpayers. Throughout the war, American soldiers faced many challenges. One challenged American soldiers faced was actually reaching the Viet Cong. In order to reach the Viet Cong soldiers, American soldiers known as tunnel rats had to climb down in tunnels to be successful during the war.
It lead to the Anti-War Movement, which still affects America on foreign relations today. On top of all of that, there was a serious economic divide in the country that caused certain classes to rise and fall. This decade was very trying for the United States, and has affected our society even to this day. The 1960’s was full of civil rights leaders that helped shape America into the country it is today. There will always be racial tensions in society, but without Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists, the inequalities that blacks faced in America wouldn’t have been addressed until much later on in life.