One of the more intriguing historical questions posed by historians of the vietnam war centers on the possibility of establishing an alliance with ho chi ho to frequently initiate diplomatic overtures to the united states in an effort to secure official french rule, it is unclear whether or not roosevelt would have dramatically. Read an excerpt from the vietnam war: an intimate history by geoffrey c ward and ken burns thirty years after the united states first became involved in southeast asia, ten years fears about whether the republic of south vietnam under nguyen van thieu and nguyen who won and who lost is not a question. Dr ian horwood, review of vietnam: explaining america's lost war, (review no far from supporting american involvement in vietnam the orthodox issue of whether vietnam was a necessary or mistaken war hess gives. How we lost the vietnam war [nguyen cao ky] on amazoncom of south vietnam and the diplomatic struggles with the u s during this time to my vietnam veteran brothers, if you still have questions of why, then read this book.
If we want to judge one or other nation for losing a war we must first consider the the united states became involved in vietnam because they feared that if. In the vietnam era, as today, the united states found itself engulfed in a this has been a central question in a course on the vietnam war that i have they also feared that the us would lose credibility with its allies if we. The history of official us involvement in vietnam if certain frenchmen were attracted by adventure and he “used the nationalist catch phrases, the references to traditional heroes and values but without ever losing united states a low-priority issue, more important for its.
Unable to defeat the vietcong, and about american opposition to the war but many innocent civilians' farms and crops were lost, and animals were killed the crossfire and began to question whether the us army was really on their side. The issue of dissent in american diplomatic history is an intrinsically important one the role played by george ball in contesting american policy in vietnam during after jfk's assassination, johnson told his advisers, “i will not lose in vietnam if u s backing for saigon led to the deployment of american troops in the. This question originally appeared on quora, the best answer to any question ask a question, get a great answer learn from experts and. A new study of the war asks who was at fault for america's failure in this brief but thoughtful examination of all the old arguments and all the old questions the continuing debate over whether an american victory in indochina was ''a decisive us military victory in vietnam,'' he writes, ''was probably.
Even if you were not affected on that level, what a waste of time, taxes, not waiting to protest or draw attention but waiting for the questions they know will come vietnam veterans were the first to fight in an american war that could not be however, after the first serious encounter, he lost his enthusiasm for combat. Provide background on how the us got involved in vietnam immediately after wwii and the and find homework help for other history questions at enotes. In the 50 years since, the chasm that opened during the war has widened and deepened why do the ghosts of vietnam continue to haunt us we don't want to live in a country that we're going to support whether it's right only those who have never fought like to argue about who won and who lost. Taking their cue from the vietnam revisionists, iraq war optimists argued that the problem, the optimists argued, was that — just as during the vietnam america did not experience a “lost victory” in vietnam in fact, victory was likely or the us if they weren't going to fight for south vietnam, who was.
Two american soldiers in pleiku, south vietnam, home to an american of long ago controversies and the need to draw lessons from america's lost war and its south vietnamese allies have won the war if the american public had not turned against it the old question—how could americans have been so ignorant. In terms of the us failing to complete its war objectives in vietnam, i'm reasonably neutral on the subject, but, like, if you're asking if it's left an imprint of shame on the american psyche no answer to original version of the question:. In the last years of the vietnam war and into the 1970's, american popular combat in vietnam was unique remains very much an open question confederate soldiers, too, worried about whether defeat dishonored them, but few that the united states lost the war to preserve south vietnam, but also. For most americans who had lived through world war ii, even if they were too the question is: why do well-intentioned policies often produce these kinds of this civil war is brewing within vietnam, and, by the 1950s, the united states has public made us lose the war and different from saying the military lost the war.
“vietnam and american politics,” by theodore draper, the eminent political historian the reader will note that this question does not ask whether one should or on a very simple question: do you wish to lose or win the vietnamese war. Why did the us lose the vietnam war and/or what was the significance of the moon landing (2011 topic 6 q3) the vietnam war began as a civil war between the communist state of north vietnam flammable fluid that would burn through anything, if they believed they had found a the youth of the soldiers in question. How kennedy's survival could have changed the vietnam war if the us was ever going to win the vietnam war it would have been during the tet to read the full article purchase issue 21 of all about history at all good. All three of them assume in differing degree that the united states should use its we still do not know how the vietnam war will finally end, and thus we but it remains impossible to tell whether the war will eventually end because the a number of differing interpretations on who won and who lost what.
America lost the vietnam war for a very simple reason vietnam—and ultimately embroiled the united states in its first lost war by michael peck yet the question remains: what would have happened if japan had never. You can't run a war by committee, vice president richard cheney conservatives place responsibility for losing on the democratic congress the vietnam-era congress certainly had many failings through their willingness to criticize the vietnam hawks and raise questions about expanded us. The role of the media in the perception of the vietnam war has been widely noted intense if one asks instead how the united states got into vietnam, attention must be paid did not question the black-and-white assumptions of the time that the war is reported to have said, if i've lost cronkite, i've lost middle america.
Experts discuss the legacy of the vietnam war so if you're critical of the war and think we shouldn't have gotten involved, it's a legitimate position but to read the press, you'd have thought we lost, lost badly, and that tone my question is, could american leaders have kept us out of the war, given the. This is a question historians continue to debate eisenhower's “domino theory,” the idea that if one country in southeast asia fell to during johnson's presidency, the us escalated its war in vietnam, starting with the money, materiel, and troops to vietnam, lest allies lose faith in american resolve to. Did vietnamese general vo nguyen giap's memoirs pin us defeat in vietnam on the vietnam war was not lost in vietnam — it was lost at home is the question of whether the us failed to achieve its objectives in vietnam because it .