Foreign Policy Of Containment During The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam war was one of the deadliest wars in history, during the conflict approximately 3 to 4 million Vietnamese on both sides were killed, in addition to another 1.5 to 2 million Laotians and Cambodians who were drawn into the war, and more than 58,000 Americans lost their lives. Justified or not it was truly tragic. Looking back with what we know now, we can figure that there would have been much more effective ways that we could’ve gone about our engagement. US leaders believed that they could repeat their successes in Korea and the Philippines in Indochina. And during that time communism was considered the greatest threat to our way of life, and at that time during the early 50’s the United States had a foreign policy of containment,

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