Viet Cong Vietnam War
969 wordsIn September 1973, a former government official in Laos, Jerome Doolittle, wrote in The New York Times: .".. After all, the lies did serve to keep something from somebody, and the somebody was us." For 11 years, the most powerful nation in the world made every effort to defeat a nationalist revolutionary movement in a tiny poor country, and failed. The French had been trying to conquer take over long before, but they too had to withdraw at some point after fighting for long with no victory. The ...
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Viet Cong Tet Offensive
1,071 wordsThe greatest tragedy is war, but so long as there is mankind, there will be war. -Join The Art of War On March 16, 1968, Charlie Company of the American Division moved into the hamlet of My Lai and committed one of the most brutal atrocities in the Vietnam War and American history. However much their actions resulted from inherent stresses of the war, their brutal targeting of noncombatants was said to be an exceptional deviation from orders. Some 500 civilians were killed and it was not until a...
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Lyndon B Johnson War In Vietnam
922 wordsOn November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36 th U. S. President. He is the fourth President coping with the Vietnam War. President Johnson declares he will not "lose Vietnam" during a meeting in Washington. Johnson came to office convinced that the United States had to honor its commitments to South Vietnam and resist the revolution, but originally he was certain that success depended chiefly on the South Vietnamese. In his v...
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Viet Cong Tonkin Gulf
1,404 wordsIt is my observation that at this point in your administration you are enjoying considerable latitude with the American public. Your overwhelming victory in the recent election has illustrated your popularity. The platform on which you ran promised the American public that our boys would not be sent to die in Vietnam. If you are going to act on your word, and end the war in Vietnam, the time is now. It is also my observation that your top aides having been overwhelming you with advice in the opp...
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Ho Chi Minh Gulf Of Tonkin
1,724 wordsIndochina is made up of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was colonized by the French in the late 1800 's and given up in 1939. Japan took over France's loss after that. After Japan's defeat in 1945, Vietnam's patriot and communist, Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh declared Vietnam independent. After that, France came to claim their loss. The US supported France fearing the "Domino Theory" would take affect after in 1949 China fell to communism. In 1950, the US sent troops to South Korea to prevent th...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
1,588 wordsThe Vietnam conflict began in the late nineteenth century. The French conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate. For nearly forty years, Vietnam had not experienced settled peace. The League for the Independence of Vietnam (Viet Minh) was formed in 1941, seeking independence from the French. On September 2 nd, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed it independent of France. The French opposed their independence from 1945 to 1954. The first representatives of de Gualles government landed by parachute in...
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Ho Chi Minh United States Military
1,514 wordsIn 1949, Mao Zedong led the Peoples Revolution, which established a Communist State in China. Communism has now been introduced to Asia. In this period, after World War II, Communism was a popular ideology being introduced throughout the world. Vietnam was one of the many countries under the threat of Communism. At this time, Vietnam was a French Colony. As time went on tension started to come between the French and the Vietnamese people. As tension increased so did the fighting between the Fren...
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Percent Of Americans Viet Cong
1,641 words... nd ammunition depots. These tunnels proved to be an excellent strategy for fighting in the Vietnamese jungles, as they were perfect for transporting men and supplies unnoticed through the jungle. Another strategy that the Vietnamese used to combat Americas military superiority was the laying of booby traps. Booby traps are defined as Concealed devices used to inflict casualties. Booby traps were an integral component of the war waged by the Vietnamese forces. Between January 1965, and June 1...
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Viet Cong Special Forces
1,039 wordsThe book that I read for my book report was The Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold and John Penycate. The reason that I chose this book was because I am very interested in various aspects of certain wars and I definitely am intrigued by tunnel warfare of the Vietnam Conflict. Imagine being in a war and coming across a tunnel in the middle of the jungle. You have no idea what is in the tunnel but you think it may be the enemy. Your commander asks for volunteers to go in and investigate. Do you volu...
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Viet Cong Automatic Weapons
1,813 wordsIntroduction My name is Jack Andrews and I still live with my parents, Robert and Marie Andrews, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have one brother named John Andrews, and he is married and is living in California. These past few months my dad has been trying to persuade me to join the Army, like John did. I have given it some serious thought, and I am really thinking about joining. After all, I will get in better shape and it will be fun shooting fully automatic weapons. There is only one proble...
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Viet Cong Automatic Weapons
1,844 words... a father. I dont know what I would have done without a dad. I dont think I could have lived without one. Chapter 10 In the Hospital The bullet was removed and my leg was stitched back together. Its been two days and the pain is still there. I just feel like ripping my damn leg off. I have written a letter to mom and dad, and to Johns wife, telling them what happened. They all wrote back asking if I was okay. The doctor said I will be well enough to go back to war, but I will not go back to m...
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Viet Cong Vietnamese Government
746 wordsIn the early times of the Vietnam War there were two main sides, the Viet Cong who were rebels and opposed the South Vietnamese government, and the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) which was on the side of the South Vietnamese government. This was one the very first times these two opposing forces had met in battle. On January 2, 1963 the battle of Ap Bac proved to be much more than a normal battle. Many things happened there that were unclear and not resolved. There were many different st...
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Ho Chi Minh Cold War Era
1,172 words... help reestablish the South Korean territory. The effort was successful and MacArthur, despite Chinese warnings, crossed north over the 38 th parallel on a course into China. The United Nation's forces were meet by the Chinese and forced back south of the border in 1951. The war continued on for two more years and President Truman confessed that nuclear weapons were even consider on two occasions. The innovations of the Korean War were the helicopter for medical evacuations, naval power for e...
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A War America Could Have Won
1,727 wordsThe First American combat troops in Vietnam landed at Da Nang in 8 March 1965 to defend the air base. With the exception of the nuclear weapon, every piece of equipment in America's mighty arsenal was used in the war. The USA President Lyndon Johnson said "Our goal was to deter and diminish the strength of the North Vietnamese aggressors and try to convince them to leave South Vietnam alone"#. Johnson limited the conflict to an air war at first, hoping to pound away and push the Viet Cong into g...
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World War Ii U S Soldiers
2,507 wordsThe Vietnam War is one of the most disgraceful periods in American history. Not only did the greatest superpower in the world get bested by an almost third-world nation, but we lost badly. Perhaps this war could have been won, or even prevented in the first place. The United States could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weapons usage, better tactics, and better support from their home country. Before the War Even years before the war, Vietnam was a hotly disputed t...
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Ho Chi Minh U S Government
1,124 wordsVietnam today is a country on the eastern edge of the large Asian landmass known as Indochina. Before the Vietnam War many Americans did not know where it was located. When American troops finally came home, they sometimes found themselves still embattled. One of the most painful events in all of Americans history was the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was an unsuccessful effort by the United States and the South Vietnam to prevent the communists of North Vietnam from uniting with the South Vietna...
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Viet Cong Machine Gun
3,574 wordsCreative Writing: Instant Ill always remember Instant. That was the nickname the men had tacked onto the muscled giant that wielded the M 60 in my unit. Instant was short for Instant Death. And Ill always remember the first time I saw Instant in action. I was a new Lieutenant assigned to Vietnam. Back then, the Army didnt try to develop any team spirit within the corps; men were rotated frequently before any friendships developed. Consequently, my men were a group of strangers united only by the...
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War In Vietnam Viet Cong
1,441 wordsEarly in 1961 General Maxwell Taylor, who was then Military Advisor to John F. Kennedy, went out to Southeast Asia to find out just what was happening there. During his visit to Vietnam, he noticed the lack of good roads inhibited the movement of government troops in fighting the Viet Cong. His reports to the president motivated Kennedy to help the South Vietnamese in their struggle against communism. Although he quickly decided to help out, the president knew that new army techniques and weapon...
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Viet Cong American
692 wordsVietnam was a war of attrition. It was the hardest war the United States has ever fought. We were fighting for a people who did not want us there and for a government that was to corrupt to help it and it? s people. Putting that aside, we where and still are the most powerful country in the world. This being said, why where we not able to successfully defeat the Viet Cong and The North Vietnamese Army? To that end there are many reason, one being our war strategy, another being the way the Vietn...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
3,784 wordsBy the late 1960 s, the conflict in Vietnam had escalated to a limited war involving approximately half a million military personnel and billions of dollars a year. The American presence in Indochina had steadily increased from the Truman administration to Kennedys decision to initiate greater American involvement in 1961. The peak of 543, 000 American forces was achieved in 1969 and was the culmination of US aid to the nation of South Vietnam. The US policy since the beginning of the Cold War h...
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