In vietnam during the 1950’s and early 1960’s the french who were the colonial power were fighting to maintain control of the country and to regain national pride after being conquered them self’s in world war 2 by nazi germany, the french were less concerned about communism than the americans. Democrat president lyndon b johnson who sent over 58,000 of our young men and women to die in the vietnam jungles, because he ran the war like it was his very own political war. [editor’s note: the following contains an image of graphic violence below, a photo taken during the war that is being discussed in context with the documentary and the tet offensive] one of the.
In temporary retirement, alger wrote a book, the spanish-american war, to try to explain why so much went so wrong those who are too critical of alger miss a larger point incompetent generals, lazy bureaucrats, and a confused secretary of war are the stuff of most wars. The draft in context the military draft brought the war to the american home front during the vietnam war era, between 1964 and 1973, the us military drafted 22 million american men out of an eligible pool of 27 million. Bodies of vietnamese villagers massacred by the us army at my lai during the vietnam war us army archives, photo by ronald haeberle on march 16, 1968, united states army troops murdered several hundred vietnamese civilians at the villages of my lai and my khe during the vietnam war the victims.
Called the “american war” in vietnam (or, in full, the “war against the americans to save the nation”), the war was also part of a larger regional conflict (see indochina wars) and a manifestation of the cold war between the united states and the soviet union and their respective allies. What americans call the vietnam war was the second of three wars in indochina during the cold war, in which the united states, the soviet union and the people’s republic of china intervened in shifting patterns of enmity and alliance. America gaining overseas possessions was one thing that went right during the spanish american war one things that went wrong during the war was when commodore winfield scott schley tried to get.
America in vietnam is a book by guenter lewy about america's role in the vietnam war the book is highly influential, although it has remained controversial even decades after its publication the book is highly influential, although it has remained controversial even decades after its publication. During the last battle of the vietnam war, three us marines went missing: marine pvt danny marshall, marine pvt 1st class gary hall and marine lance cpl joseph hargrove. The things that went wrong was when he battleship sunk, and the filipinos wanted independence which meant more war some of the positive things that went on in the war, was mostly at the end when america won the war, and how they their good ground forces were a big help. Of the nearly 1 million americans who served on active duty in the us armed forces during the vietnam war era (1964-75), many were or went on to become famous in diverse fields such as politics.
“the us tried to inscribe the war in vietnam into its cold war campaign,” thomas bass, a historian and journalism professor at university at albany, state university of new york, told me. A vietnam war timeline [note: this timeline is an abbreviated version of the more detailed timeline posted on the public broadcasting system's vietnam online section of the american experience. Unlike their vietnam war successors, the chiefs during the korean war supported the white house's determination to cap us investment in the war they opposed escalation on the grounds that it would endanger more important us commitments elsewhere. Degroot, “vietnam: what went wrong” p2 of 10 to lyndon johnson, limited war seemed politically sensible mcnamara, during his confident phase, asserted that “the greatest contribution vietnam is making is that it is. By the time the vietnam veterans memorial was opened on washington’s mall in 1982, a consensus had grown up around the idea that, whatever you thought about the vietnam war, all americans should.
In the vietnam war, the usa were not able to overthrow the north vietnamese because of their lack of guerrilla tactics and low morale low morale happened mainly because of a lack of direction and. What went wrong many things, including the current president’s weaponization of political, cultural and racial differences in truth, though, all of those differences pre-dated donald trump. The vietnam war saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an american war during the height of the us involvement, 1965-69, blacks, who formed 11 percent of the american population, made up 126 percent of the soldiers in vietnam. The us entered the vietnam war in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism communism is a very attractive theory, particularly for the poor masses of a developing country imagine a society where nobody is better or richer than you are, where everyone works together and shares in the products.
However, the american public had grown tired of the loss of american lives and of the war itself, meaning that there’s was no way that us military involvement in the region could continue. Unlike many who saw combat during the vietnam war, bruno went to democratic west germany from 1966 to 1968 as a student at wright junior college in chicago in the mid-1960s, bruno recalled how he. The main problem with most of those books is the complete lack of vietnamese voices the vietnam war killed more than 58,000 americans that’s a lot of people and a lot of heartache. The vietnam war features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as vietnamese combatants and civilians from both.
The war that began on 9/11 and continues today, in various forms, in afghanistan, iraq, syria, yemen — even parts of africa — was and is a protracted, shadowy conflict against irregular forces. The vietnam war debacle, in other words, arose from inadvertence and folly just don’t lose in separate pieces, this interpretation of what went wrong was challenged by daniel ellsberg and. Vietnam war  (1960–1975 the impact of the vietnam war on the economy during the same period was even more important americans seemed to shun, if not denigrate, the 2 million‐plus americans who went to vietnam, the 16 million who served in combat, the 300,000 physically wounded, the many more who bore psychological scars, the. The vietnam conflict extract data file of the defense casualty analysis system (dcas) extract files contains records of 58,220 us military fatal casualties of the vietnam war these records were transferred into the custody of the national archives and records administration in 2008.