The Antiwar Movement Of Vietnam

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The Antiwar Movement of Vietnam The Vietnam war had many deaths and injuries. One of the main reasons the U.S got involved was to stop the spread of communism. At first everybody supported America being involved. Unfortunately, as time went on, people started to think that we should not be involved. Those people wanted us to remove our troops from Vietnam. The people that resisted the war were called Doves. During the Vietnam War there was opposition to it, therefore there was a huge antiwar movement which left a legacy and impact on America. At first the war in Vietnam was going well for us. Unfortunately, things started becoming worse. Many people became frustrated with the situation in Vietnam. Conventional Warfare was not effective against Communist soldiers, who appeared out of nowhere, and then they disappeared into the jungle. U.S soldiers always had to be on the lookout for surprise attacks and booby traps. One lieutenant who was serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S Constellation said,
We are going through… flak in history of man, and for what - to knock out some twelve-foot wooden bridge they can build back a couple hours of later. We can’t hit the [Haiphong] docks where they unload the war material because we might hit [Soviet] ships…. We’ve got a great big country with sophisticated equipment, trained pilots, expensive aircraft and… it’s not worth the loss of planes or the loss of a single pilot…
The Vietnam war started to have an effect on the American…
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