Us Involvement In The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The war began in 1954 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940s), after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam, and continued against the backdrop of an intense Cold War between two global superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union. After the French lost power over Vietnam and left, there was a power vacuum that resulted in the war. Due to the terrain of Vietnam being a jungle, the US had many difficulties preventing the Soviet Union and China from sending in weapons to arm North Vietnamese against the South Vietnamese. Nevertheless, the CIA then turned to the Hmong people to help during the Vietnam War against communist during the war. The US has had little success in bringing down the North Vietnamese as the Hmong were losing to the uprising of the Vietnamese army and the tactics of warfare used against the US soldiers in Vietnam. There were enemies everywhere and they were all hard to take out because a majority of the enemy did not have…show more content…
The CIA then trained the Hmong soldiers to fight for them in the war as their main ground troops against the North Vietnamese. The some of the main things that US had the Hmong soldiers target mainly on was the Ho Chi Minh trail. The Ho Chi Minh trail was a route that enabled the delivery of weapons to the North Vietnamese because of its spider web-like route that made it hard to track and destroy, which is another reason the CIA recruited the Hmong soldiers because they needed the soldiers to destroy the roads and bridges so that weapon could not be transported to aid the
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