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.
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.
Although each president’s style varied from each other, they were all trying to reach a common goal. The main objective was to stop the spread of communism and each president fought it differently, Truman favored economic aid, Eisenhower preferred to use the military, and Kennedy liked to be flexible between all of the options. Truman was the first president to be in office during the Cold War. As a result
Kennedy took a different, more violent approach in confining, and overall stopping the spread of communism. Truman said in his University of Washington Speech that money would be sent to any country that needed financial support in combating communism (Kennedy). In addition to this, he had the same views for military aid. His mission was to support any country fighting communism with the proper weapons if the Soviet Union were to attack (Kennedy). The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war.
With this Proclamation Lincoln and his Administration believed that making the abolition of slavery a war aim, they could stop Great Britain or France from recognizing the Confederacy because it had been a long time since these countries had abolished slavery and would not support a country fighting a war to defend it, and so they would help the Union or stay neutral Furthermore, emancipation would indirectly allow the North to undercut the South's war effort, which had and was supported by the slave labor. During that period until our days the Emancipation Proclamation has been admired by some citizens but criticized by others because it did not actually free all slaves in the United States, rather it declared free only those slaves living in states not under Union control. As stated before, this proclamation did not free all the slaves because it was actually set up as a double-face strategy by Lincoln. Lincoln made it clear with an entire paragraph the states or parts of states which were in that moment in rebellion with the United States and in which this executive order would be
He also believes that Viet Cong will go to the Chieu Hoi program. This view towards the American public is that the American people do not want to fight in the war because they do not know what they are fighting against and what they are fight for. Implying that Americans do not want to see a free world and only capitalism will allow the free world to take place. When Baldra say “most every guy here realizes that he was wounded doing an important job in south Vietnam”. When he says this, I believe that he is being completely truthful in the statement because the men fighting for the cause in Vietnam believe that they are doing the right thing or must convince themselves that are doing the right thing when he asked them in the hospital.
Grace Fullenkamp Ms. Yane AP Lang March 14, 2018 The Korean War The Korean War was not a conflict in which the United States needed to be involved as to its horrific outcome is testament. Yet, in the 1950s, the U.S. thought it was believed that the only way to stop the spread of communism was to fight back against the potential formation of communist governments. When war broke out in Korea, it became a place for the United States to make a statement against communism on a global front joining with South Korea to combat the communist North. In retrospect, however, the United States should not have entered the war. Not being a part of the war would have saved American lives and money, potentially eliminated PTSD in a generation on soldiers, and would have prevented the animosity that exist between the United States and North Korea that dominates the headlines today.
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.
involvement in Vietnam, came growing opposing sentiments Stateside. While many were angered by the war, two main beliefs emerged. Those who believed the U.S. was not aggressive enough were known as the Hawks and promoted further deployment of soldiers. Those who were against the war, which famously included the Anti-War movement, were known ad the Doves and wished for the U.S. to leave Vietnam (textBook). Astonishingly, the Anti-War movement was the first of its kind in many ways, and is a clear example of the evolution of Civil Disobedience.
The United States envisioned to avoid soviet expansion, but democratic idealism instead. The United States gave military aid to prevent soviet expansion. Each thought that their own language, views, and ideologies were the only valuable and worthy visions. Initially, the United States mistrusted the Soviet Union after World War I for taking Russia out of the war, opposed of a communist driven state, and did not trust the soviets as an ally of Nazi Germany. Soviets distrusted Americans because of the delayed attack on Germany.