The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
The Tet offensive, which took place on the 31st of January 1968, had huge significance on the political landscape of America, and public opinion on the war in Vietnam. After the Tet offensive, public support for the war plummeted, and with ever increasing support in the anti-war movement and protests, the war in Vietnam was no longer justifiable to the American public. As a result of this president Johnson stepped down from running for re-election, leaving an anti-war democrat running against an anti-war republican. This meant that Nixon was elected, which arguably ended the Vietnam War, due to his change in tactics. This knock on effect started with the Tet offensive, makes Tet one of the most significant events in the whole conflict.
The U.S. military wanted an invasion but Kennedy countered saying it would be a bloody and terrible battle for both sides coming off with fresh wounds from World War 2. Both sides really did not want a war to begin and both superpowers were trying to get the upper hand in the arms race. But negotiations kept going and President Kennedy and Khrushchev both sent letters and radio messages to try to resolve the conflict before war sprung. Thus, the most tense part began wan both sides readied their armies because they thought war would happen. The doomsday clock had begun.
After the turn of World War II, the country forced into yet again a civil war between the communist and the people’s republic of Vietnam. In order to aid the people and over through the communist government the United States got involved what came to be known as the Vietnam War. As the United States saw no end to the war with withdraw of US troops from Vietnam allowed the communist party to come to full power in the
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.
The United States knew of the terrible terrible situation in Cambodia but gave little effort to help the country because the U.S. did not want to go back to where they had just got out of a war (International Response to Khmer Rouge Rule). Cambodia’s neighbor Vietnam eventually overthrew the regime. According to Cambodia 1975-1979, new civil war began and almost three decades passed before any Khmer Rouge leaders were brought to justice. According to Khmer Rouge, in the year 1997, a Khmer Leader signed a peace treaty with the Cambodian government. In 2006, the United Nations and the Cambodian government started court trials to try to punish the leaders.
•Richard Nixon pronounce that the war was ending proved premature •But in April of 1970 he expanded the war by ordering the u.s and south vietnamese troops to attack communists in Cambodia. •Nixon did start decreasing the American troops strength in the Vietnam •But the war still continued •In 1972, the North launched a massive invasion on the South. •Then the South bombed the North in December of 1972 •Paris Peace Accord was signed January 1973 •U.s forces were withdrawn •But that didn 't end the war •The war end in April 1975
Kennedy’s vision to end communist spread. Behind Vietnam’s corrupt government, the U.S diplomats and the CIA operatives were trying their best to keep the country together. During this period of time, President Johnson saw little changes in the time frame that he had hoped so he proposed a heavy bombing campaign against North Vietnam. He had also ordered the relocations of some United States planes. Furthermore, operation rolling thunder was set to kill about 80,000 to 120,000 vietnamese people, including women and children.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was concerned with Laos before leaving office, since he knew there was a revolt that was occurring there. Laos was in the United States radar prior, since the United States was trying to contain communism in Asia and in the entire sphere. Later, the United States escalated its involvement in Laos. The United States entered a “Secret War”, which was against a communist insurgency group called Pathet Lao in Laos. President Lyndon B. Johnson had started an involvement in Laos and through 1964-1969; the United States had released one hundred fifty thousand tons of bombs in Pathet Lao territories.
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.
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
The 1950’s through the 1970’s was a time filled with hardship for many Americans because of the ineffective invasion of Vietnam. In a completely unreasonable manner, the United States attempted to end communism in Vietnam, by investing an exceedingly large amount of money on war materials and losing plenty of lives, only to fail; the U.S., filled with pride, became involved in the war completely oblivious of the North Vietnamese military force and should not have entered the war until they were aware of the forces of China and the Soviet Union (allies of North Vietnam). In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower sent advisors to Vietnam to train the South Vietnamese soldiers in order to battle against the North Vietnamese forces. Then, Eisenhower delivered a speech1, The Domino Theory, giving Americans his opinion on Southeast Asia’s future if the U.S. overlooked the communism occurring in Vietnam. Eisenhower stated that if Vietnam was not under any influence by the United States, communism would spread from one country to the next, resulting in the entire southeast becoming communist.
President Lyndon Johnson 's continued support for the South Vietnamese was a culmination of misunderstandings and misconceptions throughout the war. Johnson inherited a difficult issue from Kennedy, and his choices were few and crucial. The United States entered the war confident of, if not certain of, success. However, a small-scale military effort quickly expanded into a vast military crisis. Events of Vietnam locked the United States onto a path of immense military intervention and ultimately destroyed Johnson 's presidency.