US Involvement In The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was one of the most outrageous and long-drawn out wars in history. Throughout the Vietnam War, American involvement was wanted by some and hated by many. America wanted to help the South Vietnamese. United States ' reason for their involvement in Vietnam was to prevent the spread of communism. This was referred to as the domino effect. If one country fell to communism, then the other countries would fall. This war extended for a long period of time in battle of trying to stop the spread of invasion from communism in the southern parts of Vietnam. The Vietnam War began in 1955. Although, the United States officially got involved in 1965. Entirely, the United States had aimed to aid and help South Vietnam to prevent communism in…show more content…
They heard about the injuries and death due to the guerilla tactics and jungle warfare used by the North Vietnamese/Vietcong. This type of warfare was tactics of using booby traps, surprise ambush, land mines, and planting bombs in towns which could kill American troops anywhere they go, which led to a heavy psychological burden on the American soldiers. Because of this, it was very difficult fighting for our American troops. There were 58,000 United States of America soldiers that were killed in the Vietnam War. Another opposition with the Vietnam War was the political aspects of government in modern society. Although South Vietnam asked for our help, which we had previously promised, the entire conflict was drawn out on intervention rather than to bring a quick and decisive end to the conflict. War is the military 's sole purpose. Therefore, the U. S. Military should be allowed to conduct any war, conflict, or police action that it has been committed to without political interference or control because of the problems and hidden interests which are always present when dealing with…show more content…
In my opinion, I do not believe that the United States should have intervened, as it doesn 't seem a wise decision. We were a long way from home, in a country and culture we didn 't understand, fighting against a nationalist independence drive much stronger than our own motivations. I think the Vietnam War was an unnecessary war, with ridiculous costs. Outside of containment, I can 't think of a good reason for the United States to have intervened with the Vietnam War. Overall, the Vietnam War changed the way that Americans think about and view war as completely. The length of the war, the high number of United States casualties, and the exposure of U.S. involvement portrayed a strong hatred by the U.S population on the
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