How Do Foreign Affairs During Vietnam Justify Public Or Private Tactical Behavior?

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question: To what degree is torture valuable? How do foreign affairs in Vietnam justify public or private tactical behavior. T.S. Eliot: “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause, because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” Growth and power come paired with conflict and danger. The United States must use interrogation to ensure the safety of its citizens. A history of torture to get information is prominent between many nations, however the use of such interrogation is often kept private from the public. Naturally loud public uproar and debate occurs over the justification over inhumane treatment of detainees. Upon further exploration into the realistic attributes of conflicts through the lens of the pivotal growth era of the United…show more content…
The United States was also undergoing large political shifts in belief, an economic expansion was underway post World War One, deterring from earlier isolationist views. Organizations and policies [including policy on torture] needed to be set to accommodate this growth. The CIA was created in 1946, not only to control and withhold secret information for policy makers, but also to fix rivalry and distrust between civilian agencies and military intelligence services. This was previously the job of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The CIA also notoriously contains documentation of U.S. initiated torture. President Lyndon Johnson stresses in ‘Why We Are in Vietnam’, “Around the globe, from Berlin to Thailand, are people whose well-being rests, in part, on the belief that they can count on us if they are attacked. To leave Vietnam to its fate would shake the confidence of all these people in the value of America’s commitment, the value of America’s word.” The Vietnam war was historically lengthy in contextual buildup, the war produced capping results nevertheless many casualties. The United States began entering and attacking North Vietnam In 1965, as well Communist-controlled areas in the South. The war lasted 19 years and 180 days. North Vietnam was receiving aid and assistance from the Soviet Union, as well as other Communist countries, and in opposition, by 1966,190,000 U.S. troops were in South Vietnam.
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