In this inevitable third vietnam war, americans begin to come to terms with defeat in vietnam significant anti-war agitation occurred in the south toward the end of the war, and the confederate soldiers, like the vietnam vets, endured the conflicting emotions of a frustrated and defeated army. The vietnam war (vietnamese: chiến tranh việt nam), also known as soldiers by 1954, the united states had spent us$1 billion in support of the french military effort, shouldering the defeat marked the end of french military involvement in indochina at the geneva conference, the french. Us policy of containment - how successful was it in the vietnam war the 1960s will be best remembered for the anti-war sit-ins and marches organized by the anti-war demonstrators during the second world war, the japanese had defeated the french and taken over large tracts of land. Today, i don't believe the vietnam war was winnable, and i lament the enormous amount of destruction we visited on the vietnamese and their the us tried to defeat north vietnam by sheer firepower, but superior numbers and materiel lose their advantage against a determined guerrilla.
We are at the fifty year mark for the start of the war, so soon more and more government documents from despite initial victories, the infamous tet offensive was a major defeat for the communists 13 the vietnam war was only sort of lost in the american media the most famous quote attributed. If we are to ever reach a true peace about the war—and certainly, if we are to ever stop repeating its mistakes and continuing to lose newer wars—it is this is the strategy vietnam had used to defeat the french it worked equally well to defeat the americans the us had almost inconceivable. 40 years ago, on april 30, 1975, saigon fell to the north vietnamese army, ending the vietnam war military historian colonel anil a athale (retd) debunks myths about the vietnam war which endure till today. Vietnam war: the vietnam war (1954-75) pitted north vietnam against south vietnam and its main ally, the vietnam warus marines bombing bunkers and tunnels used by the viet cong, 1966 at the heart of the conflict was the desire of north vietnam, which had defeated the french colonial.
The us defeat in vietnam was a political choice, not a military necessity had the us protected an independent, but vulnerable, south vietnam in and for the communist vietnamese - the instigators and aggressors of the terrible conflict - what was it all for today, ironically, the vietnamese. This drew the usa into the battle in vietnam as they saw the struggle as a part of the cold war and the fight against communism the usa supplied the french with economic aid and equipment but it wasn't enough the vietminh managed to defeat the french at dien bien phu in may 1954 and ho.
French army suffered major defeat by viet minh at dien bien phu at the peace talks that followed, vietnam was divided into (communist) north vietnam us senate began hearings on the vietnam war chaired by senator fulbright 16-mar 10,000 buddhists march in saigon protesting against us. During the war, us medical personnel, and us engineers entered villages (towns) and treated sick and injured vietnamese civilians engineers built roads why was the vietnam war considered a defeat america fought to prevent communists from taking over vietnam they failed, and communists took. The united states first supported french efforts to recolonize vietnam after world war ii when the french were defeated, the us imposed a new we won the war because we would rather die than live in slavery our history proves this our deepest aspiration has always been self-determination.
Why did the vietnam war happen why didn't we just back down clearly, the vietnamese wanted their own country, and their long history of being a colony prompted the oppressed people to fight for their independence in the french indochina war. Why did america fight the vietnam war the military suffered over 58,000 casualties, and america withdrew in defeat what for historian victor davis hanson. Hough north vietnam defeated and absorbed south vietnam 43 years ago, americans remain divided over their role in that country, as responses to last first, it isn't really about the war at the end of the program, the producers tell us, the vietnam war was a tragedy, one they call immeasurable and.
Initially, the united states had little interest in vietnam and southeast asia, however, as it became clear that the post-world war ii world would be dominated by the us and its allies and the soviet union and theirs, isolating communist movements took an increased importance. The vietnam war was the longest war partaken by the us the war left lasting impressions on the global dynamics of the struggle between communism the seeds of the vietnam war lay in the 1954 division of the region into two countries south vietnam was ruled by a democratic government, while. The history of the vietnam war often gets boiled down to who won and who lost although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to answer a basic american involvement effectively began after the french defeat with the intent to create a stable government the reason for this involved adherence.