Beyond the lack of support from the United States’ citizens, the biggest reason that we lost was the lack of intel in regards to the enemy and the land. Before the Vietnam War, most of our wars had a very obvious enemy that we were fighting but this war was not the case. The most common enemy in this war which was referred to as North Vietnamese and they used a Guerrilla Warfare tactic and would blend in with the Vietnamese citizens. Guerrilla Warfare is also known as a hit and run tactic, the enemy would attack and then as quickly as they attacked they would disappear into the jungle without giving the United States the ability to mobilize and counter attack. The other tactic that the North Vietnamese that hurt the United States ability
The Vietnam War was one of the most deadliest wars in America, many were killed and even more injured. The war began because of America’s efforts to stop the spread of communism. The Vietcong may of won the war but America showed that we will not let communism spread, the domino theory come into effect, and America’s faults in our war program and way to attack the Vietcong. The war was lost but from a overview of the war America learned from their lose.
The Vietnam War was a conflict, which the United States involved itself in unnecessarily and ultimately lost. The basis of the conflict was simple enough: Communism vs. Capitalism, yet the conduct of the Vietnam War was complex and strategic, and brought repercussions which had never been seen before. The struggle between North and South had an almost inevitable outcome, yet the Americans entered the War optimistic that they could aid the falling South and sustain democracy. The American intentions for entering the Vietnam conflict were good, yet when the conflict went horribly wrong, and the resilient North Vietnamese forces, or Viet Cong' as they were known, refused to yield, the United States saw they were fighting a losing battle.
The war in Vietnam waged by America was unwinnable through the type of warfare that was used by the US . If they had concentrated on certain key aspects they may have prevented the spread of communism to South Vietnam and achieved their ultimate goal. Americas inability to obtain the “Hearts and Minds “of the Vietnamese led to a continual supply of fighters. The US was unable to fight against an ever-increasing civilian army. In Vietnam the US relied tremendously on their advanced and superior firepower to defeat the Vietcong and the ARVN. There technology and training was inadequate in the foreign Vietnamese terrain. The Vietnamese were allied to other communist nations, if their defeat was too humiliating
What did the United States lose in Vietnam? The United States lost many valuable resources in Vietnam , examples being people, their mental health, money. We lost respect, reputation, and pride from the war or “police action”. The United States did not leave the war without sacrifice, though we deserved most of what happened for our stupid decision in entering the war through police action. Losing people, money, respect among many other things is not anyone else's fault.
“Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America, not on the battlefields of Vietnam”(Google.com). Some Americans against the government that send US army to Vietnam and they said Americans need to get out of Vietnam. Some Americans support US soldiers went to Vietnam and help south Vietnam which is anti-communist. During the Vietnam war, the two biggest lessons were the two groups in America which called Hawks and Doves that divided US and the student who also opposed the war in Vietnam.
Why did the United States Withdraw From the Vietnam War? The United States withdrew from the Vietnam War for several reasons. The Army had to fight in unfamiliar territory, was lacking in moral, were not prepared for the conditions, could not shut down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and were untrained to respond to guerilla warfare. This combination of disadvantages and the loss of public support led to the United States withdrawing from Vietnam. The United States Army was forced to fight in a new land that had different weather and geography than the U.S., and put the army at a disadvantage from the beginning of the war. Vietnam is a very hot, tropical country, as it is fairly close to the equator. It has jungles over most of the land, bit also
How did the Unites States of America win all wars, but lose the war in Vietnam? The war in Vietnam lasted from November 1, 1955 till April 30, 1975. The War was between the North Vietnamese and the South Vietnamese. The Vietnam War all began with the government trying to unify Vietnam once again. The Unites States wasn't planning to join the war. Their original hope was for the French to defeat the North Vietnamese, but the French got defeated at Dien Bien Phu. By 1945 the French pulled out their army from the region and the U.S made the decision to take action.
The United States intervention in Vietnam is seen by the world as America’s greatest loss and longest war. Before the start of the war in Vietnam, the thought of the United States losing this war was unheard of because America was technologically superior, no country in south East Asia could contend with them. Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not be the president to allow South East Asia to go Communist . Why the United States lost the war has been a huge debate since the end of the war, because there were so many factors affecting why they lost; the war was a loss politically, after losing support from not only the American public but also the South Vietnamese and losing a political mandate for the war by 1973, when the last
The assessment of leadership can be a significant factor as to why America eventually lost the war. Essentially the leaders of the North, Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Ngygen Giap were prepared to fight for as many years as necessary to unify North Vietnam during Dien Biem Phu and the Second Indochina War. On the other hand, historical evidence clearly shows the RVN leadership had been unstable since Diem, as stated by Harrison “Within a decade, Diem had created a dictatorship so unpopular so as his own overthrow”. General Westmoreland failed and other respected generals failed to understand the Vietnamese and nature of war in the South, as a result led to Americas failure in Vietnam. America itself underwent multiple changes in Presidency through Kennedy Johnson and Nixon, and was forced to apply different approaches that had led of clear goals and coherent US foreign policy.
In the fallout of World War II, decolonization around the world was taking place after their colonial rulers had been wasted off any feasible measure to retain them. At the same time, the communist superpower of the USSR began a campaign to set up a buffer zone, otherwise called satellite states, against their former allies and the North American Treaty Organization (NATO). An feeling of mutual antagonism between the two created a global stalemate, and the only measurable way to demonstrate their power was in small conflicts: such as in Afghanistan for the Communists and Vietnam for the Americans. For America, their duel with the Communists lead to a strategy to hold Communist sympathies in controllable, isolated areas. The American
Imagine it’s 1939 and word hits you that war is waging throughout Europe. Now imagine being called off to war because the United States decided to join the war effort. Everyone else signed up and those who weren’t were drafted. Now imagine being on the front line. Bombs explode around you and bullets whizzing by your head as you try to take out the enemy. Suddenly everything turns black and you find you cannot wake up from this deathly sleep. Your mother and father are devastated as they bury you. What if your brother died too? What if your father had to go to war? What if the United States lost the war? As shown through this example war does not solve anything. War created more problems for this family. This is why we mustn 't rush to
On the 29th March 1973, the last American troops withdrew from South Vietnam. Taking place two months after the Paris Peace Accords were signed between the U.S., North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong, the final withdrawal ended eight years of direct American military involvement in Vietnam.
War is never pleasant for anyone, the shedding of blood and tears falling to the ground. The Vietnam war was no exception; both the North and South Vietnam and their ally, the United States used questionable tactics and equipment to survive and prevail in the war. Initially, the war was fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, but the US intervened, later on, to fight against communism(North Vietnam). The US had a crucial impact in the war, supplying South Vietnam with military and economic aid to win against North Vietnam. North Vietnam didn’t lose their composure, despite given this news and instead fought vigilantly to cause a stalemate between the two sides. Vietnam took a turn after this event, leading to an innumerable amount of deaths throughout the war. Like many wars, the question lies: was the
Strategic bombing, limited war, search-and-destroy strategies, supporting the corrupt indigenous governments - all proved useless in Vietnam. From than on, America would fight only where U.S. goals were clear, public support assured, power overwhelming, and thus victory certain.