The Vietnam War was an ongoing war between the Republic of South Vietnam and the Communist country of North Vietnam. There were various U.S. policies established in the Vietnam War that affected the outcome of the war. These policies included the Domino theory also known as the containment policy, the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, and Vietnamization. All of these U.S. policies significantly affected the Vietnam War in many different ways.
The tragedy at sea that was the USS Indianapolis has greatly changed how the US Navy is seen ever since the exoneration of the ship’s captain, Captain McVay. Most people tend to focus on the case and court martial of Captain McVay instead of the tragedy itself. In recent years the failure of the USS Indianapolis along with the approximate 300 bodies left in the sea with it have been discussed, exponentially so in Left For Dead by Peter Nelson. The information upon the sailors and their deaths can be easily found but yet most do not take the next step to see why these men died the awful, horrendous deaths they did. These men at sea were set up for failure in the boat and in the sea itself after the ship capsized.
That is for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Therefore, in cases where our combat forces are used, they must be committed with enough numbers, equipment, support and resolution to accomplish the object of winning the conflict. President Washington’s urgings had honest intentions, but he could never envision our modern world with its global trade network and convoluted politics. The historic use of American military force has been unevenly applied. Without doubt, a policy of American isolationism is not a possibility.
military and political figures have attested to this in the years following the invasion. For the first time in about 30 years, Western oil companies are exploring for and producing oil in Iraq from some of the world 's largest oil fields are located there and reaping the enormous profit. While the U.S. has also maintained a fairly consistent level of Iraq oil imports since the invasion, the benefits are not finding their way through Iraq 's economy or society. These outcomes were by design, the result of a decade of U.S. government and oil company
General Patton, in the Battle of the Bulge exercised the principles of mission command to the fullest and they yielded significantly great results for the Allied forces. General Patton employed each of the principles in different ways in order to ensure that the German surprise attack did not significantly set back the Allied forces in the war. The exercise of mission command allows a commander to conduct military operations and missions through dispersed execution. According to Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 6-0, Mission Command, the definition of mission command is “the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations”. General Patton exhibited four of the mission command principles extremely well during the Battle of the Bulge.
First of all, when going into Vietnam, America did not have a clear picture of what they wanted to happen. They knew they did not want to communism to spread, but then what after that? Because of this, even with the help of South Vietnam America could not defeat North Vietnam and could not stop the spread of communism. By the time the Iraq war came around, America had learned its lesson. Instead of going in and playing defense the whole time, America had a real plan.
On June 6, 1944, the Battle of Normandy began. This day, also known as D-Day, would go down in history for making a tremendous impact on the war. The German and American forces fought hard, inflicting injuries beyond compare (G1). Many people were highly dedicated to fighting for their country, resulting in many lost lives (C1). Many Americans were so determined that they actually swam into German fire to fight on the coast of France (F1).
The Battle of Normandy otherwise known as “D-Day” was one of the most famous battles to be held during World War II and took place over a fifty mile stretch of the Normandy coastline. Allied forces that included the United States, United Kingdom and Canada took over Nazi forces which eventually lead to the mass destruction of the German forces. This intense invasion started on June 6th, 1944 and included parachute landings, air and naval attacks and many different phases of land and sea invasions throughout the day. The Allied forces were equipped with a staggering amounts of weaponry including, fifty thousand vehicles, four thousand warships and over eleven thousand planes ready to send into action. Choosing a supreme commander for this attack was crucial and
Operation Husky suffered from command and control problems affecting all aspects of joint function from its planning to its conclusion. Operation Husky was the most complex joint undertaking the Allied forces executed up until that point in WWII. While Allied forces fought together in North Africa, Operation Husky involved the largest amphibious operation to date. Complicating this were opposing viewpoints of American and British leadership, with American leaders advocating for an early cross-channel invasion and British leaders in favor of striking softer targets in order to force Italy out of the war. Eventually, Prime Minister Churchill triumphed and planning for the invasion of Sicily began in earnest.
The U.S. had the confidence, industrial might and massive material and resources at their disposal. Again, Roberts was correct that the majority of the disagreements regarding the Britain and the U.S. strategy for Germany between were their opposing views. The U.S. favored a Clausewitz frontal assault by massing forces while the British favored the Sun Tzu indirect peripheral
When Germany started to threaten the U.S’s Allies, America had no choice but to step in. The Invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, also known as Operation OVERLORD, took place because Germany invaded and captured France. Britain was worried that they were next, so actions to prevent this was taken. Important leaders that were in command and helped plan or take action were General Eisenhower, who later becomes president, was the commander of Operation Overlord, Army commander General Bradley and Army General George Patton. Important Naval officers was British Admiral Ramsay who planned Operation Neptune, which was the naval element of Operation Overlord.
The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, was Muslim, and he made decisions that the western powers condemned. He lead a radical “holy war” to gain Muslim support, which as a result, made American Muslims targets for torment and abuse. Saddam Hussein’s direct violation of the United Nations Security Council led to the American offensive, Operation Desert Storm, which introduced American troops into the fighting. “On television every night Bush says Sad-dum instead of Suhdom and your dad says it’s a slap in the face” (Kvashay Boyle 161). President Bush was the leader of America, and
As Foster (2006) analyzed, on account that the transitional government were not entitled to sign any long term oil contracts, the US government had to strengthen its geopolitical influence in the region. Expectedly, the US’ privatization of the Iraqi oil enterprises after a year denotes the promulgation of neoliberal economic model in Iraq, which guarantees the US’ economic benefit acquired from the oil trade (Foster, 2006). Seeing that the war in Iraq and the privatization of Iraqi oil corporates occurred chronologically, one cannot help but wonder if the US plotted to disguise its bona fide, yet unscrupulous, conspiracy by waging its war on terrorism in the Middle East. As priorly mentioned, detailing the military to maneuver the other country for economic benefits is one of the perquisites to imperialist regime.