I'm gonna take hell for this but here goes: the two essential ingredients to winning a war are: #1 having the will to win #2 knowing your enemy we had/ did. In the vietnam era, as today, the united states found itself engulfed in a losing south vietnam but shunned the direct commitment of us. Reasons the usa lost the vietnam war us military difficulties 1 the cold war 1945 -1989 difficulties faced by the us military reasons the usa. The united states also paid a high political cost for the vietnam war even more--perhaps three-quarters of a million--became part of the lost army of the.
The united states lost the vietnam war it lasted for twenty years, something the us never expected when it joined in the fight not only did the us lose the war. How we lost the vietnam war [nguyen cao ky] on amazoncom free he fled to the united states in 1975, and currently lives in san jose, california. In 1975 the vietnam war drew to an end, in a shocking turn of events the mighty united states of america had been defeated by the communist. Since world war ii, america has clearly won only one of five major conflicts: operation desert storm korea was a bloody stalemate, vietnam.
For all of the self-satisfied voyeurism surrounding the vietnam war, it's hard to find a concrete idea about why the us lost for more than a. Although vietnam was our nation's most recent war, america's combat role in it had ended before more important, many precious american lives were lost. Did the united states win or lose the vietnam war we are taught that it was a resounding loss for america, one that proves that intervening in. The only war the united states has ever lost after ww2 and the rise of the ussr , north vietnam became a communist region the us was afraid that if south.
It is the only major war we've ever lost, at a cost of 58,000 american lives, between two and three million human lives lost in vietnam,. Depends on how you define lost - but the general consensus is that the us did indeed lose. People are still asking “what went wrong in vietnam” it is hard to justify the war, since veterans didn't like the war, the public didn't want it, and sure as hell the. The vietnam war was not the united states' bloodiest or most costly conflict, but its americans were killed, and more than 1 million vietnamese civilians lost.
Lin biao on international significance of vietnam war “the united states has made south vietnam a testing ground for the suppression of people's war. Vietnam war quotes from brainyquote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, america lost its face with the debacle of the vietnam war. I took exception to one statement in the article: “duoc, who had served in the military, supported the losing us side during the vietnam war,”.
Answer by tony morse, managing partner, spatial analysis group: basically because the vietnamese wanted to win more than the americans. The us arguably lost or drew each of these conflicts at least according to some home in the us throughout the vietnam war as public disapproval surged. 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. For higher history, study the reasons the usa lost the war in vietnam learn the tactics used by both sides and the growing opposition to war in the usa.
Vietnam: explaining america's lost war gary hess malden, ma, wiley-blackwell, 2008, isbn: 9781405125284 232pp price: £5000. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war, and in commitment of us (and other free world) forces necessary to halt the losing trend by the end of 1965 phase 2 us and. Forty years ago this april, our nation lost the vietnam war – a war that america could easily have won, and should have south vietnam had. Taking their cue from the vietnam revisionists, iraq war optimists argued that just as americans thought we were losing in vietnam when in fact.