Before the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Johnson wanted to expand the war, but he was afraid that the other people would not support him. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was also called USS Maddox incident. On August 2nd 1964, two United States Navy ships were secretly attacked by the North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. A few days later, another two U.S. Destroyer boats were attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo
Is the stress and time and effort he had put into the Vietnam War. Martin Luther King had said “If we can’t take action for the problems in our country why should we be worried about other countries. "- The Movie Selma In conclusion the issue at hand wouldnt of happened without the help of the issues faced in Selma. If LBJ didnt take action there most likely of been another civil war. Because if the goverment wont take action that means the people
1. Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War The two events protested the war in Washington, D.C. On 24 April 1971 and Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1967 demonstrate a large number of the American population were opposed to U.S. involvement in the South Vietnam during the course of the Vietnam War. Public opinion was strongly against the war from 1967 to 1970, which resulted in only a third of Americans supposed that the U.S made a right decision over participating in Vietnam War. It is why special groups led the anti-war movement to avoid America 's involved in the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters.
As we send our troops into battle this hazy fog of dust and smoke rise up when they step into the unknown and it is scary. All of this emotion of why am I here, and am I here for the right reasons? The secretary of defense Robert McNamara should have been able to answer those questions before he shipped off anyone to Vietnam. Did Donald Rumsfeld ask the right questions before planning to ship soldiers to Iraq? I will be comparing these two men’s abilities to show emotion and my thoughts and emotions on it during two documentaries.
The Vietnam War is a hot topic, should there be war or not? Lyndon B. Johnson says yes to war and Martin Luther King says no to war. In “Speech of Vietnam” by L.B.J. he is saying why it is best to go to the Vietnam War. While in “Beyond Vietnam” by M.L.K.
The previous conflict that the US had with the USSR about the spread of communism was already lost and a great deal of tension for the US. They di not want to repeat that. Some extremists in the US believed that there would be no solution to the eradication of the tension from the Vietnam War other than for violent protests to take place. There was a revolutionary group that was later formed, this group in the late 1960’s wanted to overthrow the US government to prevent the Vietnam War from escalating any further. The Gay rights protest and the Vietnam War protests were both important during the 60s and 70s and the youth were against these events and decided it was important to express their opinion.
King’s speech is a powerful and it gives a different view to the war in Vietnam. King was against everything about war and what it mean. He was against the way America did not help the poor in its own country, but it aids a war that is causing many deaths and is ruining lives on both sides of the fight. King provided several steps in his speech that he though America should make to get out of the conflict. King wanted to speak for both sides and wanted to be speak for the rest of the people that was also against the violent
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.
Sending arms to people that we believe democracy in, but not willing to use those arms (John F. Kennedy’s University of Washington Speech, on the 16th of November, 1961.). We can send people in the Middle East supplies and equipment, but we cannot send troops there to use them, but they there will have to use. Since we don’t want to go to War with the Soviet Union or someone else who’s Communist. Having Powerful weapons that are not as effective that our enemy has as well and we believe not just in our army, but in reason and right (John F. Kennedy’s University of Washington Speech, on the 16th of November, 1961.). Having the most powerful weapon in the world, as well as the Soviet Union has as well, cannot be outmatched so that we’ll only use for right and also in reasons while they will use in not for the rights and won’t have a reason why they used it.
The US and its allies believed that this would end the war on terror, but they were wrong. They did not think that, at the same time they were withdrawing troops from Iraq, another terrorist force was growing. It was called the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. This terrorist group is different from the Taliban, as its influence was greater. The Western nation would had to deal with the mess that they had created in the first place, and this time it would not be as easy as sending in coalition
The US also got involved to stop communism from spreading from North to South Vietnam. Military advisors were sent to South Vietnam in stemming aggression by communist North Vietnam beginning in 1954, during the Eisenhower administration. The number of the advisers grew consistently until numbering over 15,000 during the administration of John F. Kennedy, who succeeded Eisenhower. Lyndon B. Johnson became president in 1963 after Kennedy was assassinated. He continued the policy, but in 1964 he became concerned that South Vietnam was going to be overrun, he was fearful of being considered soft on communism and was concerned that a
Johnson transformed a limited war tactic to assist the South Vietnamese government into an open-ended commitment to preserving the independent non-Communist South Vietnam (Herring #1, 108). Writers such as Thomas Schelling, Henry Kissinger, and Herman Kahn have defined the limited war theory as focusing on military power to coerce your enemy to act in your favor by threatening the use of force (Herring #2, 4). Johnson and his advisors saw their primary task in July 1965 as persuading the North Vietnamese to stop the insurgency in South Vietnam (Herring #2, 5). Johnson set out to accomplish that goal by gradually escalating the use of airpower and ground forces without destroying North Vietnam itself (Herring #2, 5). Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara were both certain that a limited war approach was the only way the war could be fought in a time when the Communist threat was so intrusive and nuclear weapons so destructive (Rusk 246).