U.s. Military And Political Relations With Vietnam

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Dhanush Rajesh Mr. Clay English Honors 26th May 2016 U.S and Vietnamese Military and Political leaders U.S military and political relations with Vietnam today help think about why the U.S supported South Vietnam and participated in the Vietnam War and how the relationship turned into the way it is today. The Vietnam War started on November 1, 1955 and lasted until April 30, 1975. This war involved many significant leaders such as Richard Nixon, Lyndon B Johnson, John F Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh and many others. North Vietnam leaders had a great impact on the war by organizing many guerrillas and offensives while the South Vietnam leaders were fighting against themselves. However, the U.S took a more forceful approach to the war by sending in troops and engaging in nuclear warfare. The most prominent North Vietnam leaders were Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh and their contributions has a substantial effect on the Vietnam War. Giap was the Commander in Chief of the North Vietnam Army and is considered as one of the greatest commanders in history. Giap was directly involved in many important campaigns during the Vietnam War such as the Tet Offensive (January 30, 1968- Febuary 22, 1968), the Easter Offensive (March 30, 1972 - October 22, 1972) and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign (April 9, 1975- April 30, 1975) (Rohn 1). Ho Chi Ming was a North Vietnam leader who believed in communism. He created the Viet Minh (communist front) which helped him fight for Vietnamese independence against
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