US Involvement In The Vietnam War

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Vietnam War
CNN says “The Vietnam War or also known as the “American War” in Vietnam was a long drawn out war with a lot of fatalities and heroic actions in the 20 years that the United States was in the war. The war was started around 10 years before the United States entered the war. The United States entered the war because the North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam. The U.S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a Communist takeover of South Vietnam. This was part of a wider containment policy, with the stated aim of stopping the spread of communism. In January 27, 1973 President Nixon signed at the Paris Peace Accords to get the United States out of the war, but the north …show more content…

military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D.” “January 1973, representatives of the United States, North and South Vietnam, and the Vietcong signed a peace agreement in Paris, ending the direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. Its key provisions included a cease-fire throughout Vietnam, the withdrawal of U.S. forces, the release of prisoners of war, and the reunification of North and South Vietnam through peaceful means. The South Vietnamese government was to remain in place until new elections were held, and North Vietnamese forces in the South were not to advance further nor be reinforced. But the agreement was little more than a face-saving gesture by the U.S. government. Even before the last American troops departed on March 29, the communists violated the cease-fire, and by early 1974 full-scale war had resumed. At the end of 1974, South Vietnamese authorities reported that 80,000 of their soldiers and civilians had been killed in fighting during the year, making it the most costly of the Vietnam War”. That’s what was said by History.com

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