The vietnam war's effects on american society abstract the vietnam war had a profound effect on american society it changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our constitutional rights because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came to. Vietnam war summary alan rohn april 20 responsibility in fighting the war while still receiving american aid as well as air and naval support if necessary. Tony morse, managing partner with the spatial analysis group, believes that the reason that the us lost the vietnam war is because they didn't want to win as much as the vietnamese did.
The vietnam war was a period of american involvement in southeast asia from 1961-1975 in which us troops fought to try to stop communist north vietnam and their allies from overtaking south vietnam. The spanish-american war, world war i, world war ii, the korean war, the vietnam conflict, and the persian gulf war military operations covered include the iranian hostage rescue. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for on strategy: a critical analysis of the vietnam war at of america's involvement in the vietnam war written. Assess america's role in vietnam in the 1960s: no conflict since the civil war more divided americans than us involvement in the civil war in vietnam american involvement in vietnam resulted in deep divisions in us society and remains a dark time in history and consciousness for many americans.
Commentary and archival information about the vietnam war from the new york times can handle a fuller account of american conduct during the war by felicia kornbluh south vietnam's. The author, a colonel on the staff of the army war college, has reexamined military strategy and tactics in the light of our experience in the vietnam war his analysis extends well beyond the battlefield to congress, the political leadership and the people among his many messages: success in war. During the vietnam war years, rough 9 million people served in the military, compared with the 16 million who served during world war ii of the 9 million, roughly 3 million served in the southeast asia area, and half of those actually saw combat in vietnam. A study of american attempts to come to terms with the legacy of the vietnam war, this book highlights the central role played by vietnam veterans in shaping public memory of the war tracing the evolution of the image of the vietnam veteran from alienated dissenter to traumatized victim to noble.
Military thinking on strategy: a critical analysis of the vietnam war by harry g summers, jr presidio press 137 pp $1295 colonel harry summers begins. The vietnam war, part i: early years and escalation alan taylor fifty years ago, in march 1965, 3,500 us marines landed in south vietnam they were the first american combat troops on the. The vietnam war summary big picture analysis & overview of the vietnam war by the end of 1964, the american war in vietnam was in full swing but against whom. Vietnamization was a strategy that aimed to reduce american involvement in the vietnam war by transferring all military responsibilities to south vietnam the increasingly unpopular war had. Published: tue, 11 jul 2017 the vietnam war was divisive for america for many reasons, but the debate about the role of the media has become almost as controversial as the war itself.
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. Economic consequences of war on the us economy world war ii, the korean war, the vietnam war, and the this analysis does not seek to place value judgments. America's decision to go to war in vietnam did not involve a pearl harbor or franz ferdinand moment us intervention was a gradual process that included economic aid, diplomacy, politics.
American military strategy in the vietnam war, 1965-1973 summary and keywords for nearly a decade, american combat soldiers fought in south vietnam to help sustain an independent, noncommunist nation in southeast asia. Failure is a hard word, and no matter how you analyze the vietnam war, that is exactly what it was the war was a personal failure on a national scale from its covert beginnings, through the bloodiest, darkest days and finally to the bitter end, this ten-year period of american history is a. Dates: november 1, 1955 - april 30, 1975 the vietnam war was fought between communist north vietnam and the government of southern vietnam the north was supported by communist countries such as the people's republic of china and the soviet union.
An analysis of american propaganda in world war ii and the vietnam war author connor foley (2015) an analysis of american propaganda in world war ii and the. America in vietnam is a book by guenter lewy about america's role in the vietnam warthe book is highly influential, although it has remained controversial even decades after its publication. Opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war american vietnam war clergy and the anti-vietnam war movement sociological analysis vol 34.