The Failure Of Guerilla Warfare Methods During The Vietnam War

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(1350)The Failure of Guerilla Warfare Methods in the Vietnam War: An Analysis of the Causality of the “Counter Insurgency” Governmental Policies and the Presidential Campaign of 1968

This colloquium will define the connection between various sources related to the “counter insurgency” policies of the American government throughout the 1960s that caused a slow escalation of the Vietnam War in the fight against communist expansion in Southeast Asia. The Campaign of 1968 defines the legacy of president Kennedy “counter insurgency” policies, which President Nixon would soon utilize to slowly escalate the war in Vietnam on the political platform of protecting capitalism from the communist threat. Eisenhower and Kennedy’s application of the “Domino effect” illustrates the fear of communism expanding into capitalist nations, such as South Vietnam. Nixon’s plan to continue the increased escalation of solider deployments to Vietnam defines the causality of Kennedy’s :counter insurgency” plan to use guerilla warfare without properly training soldiers to adapt to jungle conditions. These devastating presidential policies define the failure of Nixon and other president to directly prevent communist forces in North Vietnam from advancing into South Vietnam during the war. The Presidential Campaign of 1968 defines the apogee of the “counter insurgency” policies of previous presidential administrations, which Nixon fulfilled by his election as a president. In essence, the Presidential
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