Vietnam War Essays

Roe Through the Chain of Command

President Johnson implemented the Rules of Engagement (ROE) during the war in Vietnam, particularly Southeast Asia. His intention for this set of rules was a means of control. The ROE dictated who (of the enemy) and where the American troops were allowed to attack, even if they were clearly within enemy reach. This set of rules benefited the hierarchy in the Chain of Command, but had a much less desirable effect on those who actually carried out the rules. This…

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Hamburger and Pork Chop Hill

The Vietnam War was one of the worst wars America fought. We fought in the Vietnam War for one good reason to stop the spread of communism. During the War on Vietnam there were to major battles we fought Hamburger and Pork Chop hill. The battle of Pork Chop hill was one of the most intense bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War. Hamburger hill was one another important battle but it was more slowly paced and not as bloody until…

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Vietnam War

The film shows the importance of having an army that is well equipped and knows what their enemy has for troops and artillery. This battle at the La Drang Valley is important to the rest of the Vietnam War because this is where helicopter-based. The air mobile operations helped the U. S army because it was able to bring soldiers and supplies into the combat zone. Without these helicopters and supplies the soldiers that were at the combat zone would…

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Apush Vietnam War

It is obvious that the wars impact the involving powers. The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America’s history, lasting from 1955 to 1973. The Vietnam War tarnished America’s self-image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, non communist government. The war also had great effects on the American people. It was the first war ever broadcast on…

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The Struggle_ Forrest Gump in Vietnam War

Forrest, Forrest Gump is just a common simple man with a very low IQ but has very outstanding intentions. Forrest is practically running all too fast through his childhood with his only and best friend Jenny. His mother taught him the way of life and leaves Forrest with the decision to choose his own destiny. Gump joins the army to fight in the service of the Vietnam battle. While enlisted he find new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins…

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Canada’s Involvement in the Vietnam War

The bloody Vietnam War of the 1950’s was fought by the brave American troops with the help of the Canadian citizens. Though, sources claim that Canada had a limited amount of contribution in the war, facts state otherwise. The Vietnam War took place during the Cold War era where a military conflict had occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1 1955 to April 30 1975. Canada became officially involved in the Vietnam conflict in 1954, as part of…

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The Same Positive Comments Could not Be Made Concerning the Employment of Black Women

This was a major exclusion, for ‘Rosie the Riveter’ was just as likely to be black as white. Of the one million additional black workers who joined the labor force during the war, 600,000 were female, and much has now been written concerning this group of workers. Qualitative changes were, though, marginal. The raise in the number of black women workers in manufacturing was half that of black males, and most of the gains came late in the war and…

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Why Did the Usa Become Increasingly Involved in Vietnam

The Vietnam War- one of the bloodiest, grimmest, and most trying times of the Cold War. A war that many believed was fought in vain and without purpose and that “…produced no famous victories, no national heroes and no patriotic songs…” A war that threw the USA into public disdain for intervening where intervention was not needed; for causing bloodshed when none was called for- and all in the name of a failed policy of Containment and the miscalculated Domino…

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Australian Conscription in Vietnam War

The conscription issue during the second Indo – China war in the 1960’s tore apart the fabric of Australian society and resulted in divisions in all sections of the community. There were many reasons for Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, including the allegiance commitments of South-East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). The introduction of conscription illustrates the main purpose of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The conscription issues and the war itself caused social division in reaction to the…

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A Shot in the Dark

The dictionary defines the phrase “A shot in the dark” with ” A hopeful attempt to hit an enemy that you can’t see” That is what the government in the United States did. They made a shot in the dark, by entering the Vietnam War and they did not hit their target. “A shot in the dark” is also the title of the short story by David Ayres, telling the story of a succeeding shot in the dark in the…

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Vietnam & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The Vietnam War started in 1945, resulting in almost 60,000 American deaths and nearly two million Vietnamese deaths, according to Mintze. Years after combat countless Vietnam veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder in every aspect of their lives (Price). Posttraumatic stress disorder is an illness that can happen to anyone who has gone through a horrifying experience. It has been documented in all forms of literature and films the brutality of the war and the side effects it came with….

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The Things They Carried

In the short essay “The Things They Carried” the setting takes place during the Vietnam War. First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and his troops are assigned different missions, one of which is to look for the enemies in tunnels. “After five minutes, Lieutenant Jimmy Cross moved to the tunnel, leaned down, and examined the darkness” (p. 597). Throughout the story the narrator gives a background on the war and describes the different things the troops have to carry with them, both…

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Explain the Impacts the Vietnam War Had on Soldiers

The Vietnam was a war like no other and the nature of the fighting in this war had great impacts on the soldiers. At this time, communism was seen as a great threat, especially by Western countries, and so extreme emphasis was placed on the domino theory that when one country falls to communism, others would follow and that forward defence would be the only solution to this issue. Also during this time, Vietnam was artificially split into the communist…

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How and why Did Usa Become Involved in the Vietnam War

In march 12, 1947 with the truman doctrine and the newly introduced policy of containment usa decided to award itself with status of policeman of the world giving themselves a permission to intervene anywhere in the world when they consider it is neccessary. This was the policy that allowed them to interpose in vietnam. Vietnamese people under the leadership of ho chi mihn, founder of viet minh defeated french at diem bien phu who had controll over whole indochina (thailand,…

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