When the war started many American people was against it and want this to end son as possible. They were against it because United States didn´t have any trade with Vietnam or something like that. Many people give their opinions about the war in Vietnam. In the next paragraphs I am going to talk about two American groups fell about the war, the two groups are the American public and the soldiers. The first group the American public at the beginning of the war agreed with the fact that Us was helping South Vietnam, this because the president of the united States in this year told the people that they need to go to war and they have to go even if they don´t like the idea.
Affield’s memoir illustrated the very real and raw aspects of war. Wendell’s personal account of life as a soldier started with the horrors of boot camp, eventually explained the terrors of war and finally ended with the rejection and ridicule that he and other soldiers endured on his return home. His detailed accounts helped readers better understand the situation and events that occurred during and after the war in Vietnam. Once Affield enlisted with the United States Navy he was originally stationed on a gunner Naval ship, USS Rogers, and traveled to Vietnam to aide in fighting the Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin. This West Pac cruise was difficult, yet it ended up being one of the least devastating assignments of his Vietnam experience.
The Civil War was basically the only thing of importance at the time. He says that everyone wanted to avoid the war at all costs yet both sides were ready to go to war. He point out the self contradicting attitudes of both sides of the war. If the entire nation was so focused on not fighting a war, which they weren’t, then there wouldn’t have been a war at all. Lincoln points out that he, as well as the rest of the country, did not want to go to war but realized that it was the only way out of the problems arising.
James Monroe beleived that the United States should not become involved in European affairs because of the weakness of the US. They didn’t want to get involved in foreign affairs because they did not have the resources to deal with war if war should come. They decided that it was better to not get involved than to get involved and not be able to deal with the situation. This belief resulted in the Monroe Doctrine. In my opinion, the Monroe Doctrine is not still used in the United States.
A nation should never fail to protect its citizens from mass killings, either intentionally or through inability to fight back , it is the countries military's responsibility to protect the citizens being affected. I feel many people think it's the United States fault for not helping Rwanda earlier but there's so many countries in Africa that could help. I understand wealth and food is an issue in Rwanda but United States shouldn't be at shame for any part of the Genocide. Many people blame the 800 deaths in the genocide on the United States of America(Rosenberg). The United States government should become less commanding and have less of an active role in world affairs because the benefits outmarch the cons.
Nevertheless, this move did not get the support of some Americans. His opponents believed that the United States should not engage in the Vietnam War. Johnson believed that it was necessary to adopt a forceful move towards solving the Vietnam Conflict. The decision by Johnson to engage in the Vietnam conflict led to the disruption of law and order in the United States. However, Johnson believed that it was important to end the conflict in Vietnam.
They were like children and would not survive by themselves. When President Lincoln was elected into power in 1860 as promised South Carolina seceded from the United States of America, they felt that Lincoln would try and abolish slavery completely and felt that although he did not preach to abolish slavery trying to stop it spreading was just another way of expressing his views. However this was far from correct as although yes Lincoln did want to stop spreading slavery across the USA he realised that abolishing completely in the short term was just unrealistic and lead to further divide of the USA, nevertheless it was possible that no one was surprised when the radical state of South Carolina seceded from the USA. Carolina had always been a trouble state and this was not the first rift that they had with the Federal Government, however perhaps the more surprising issue was when fellow southern states followed suit and not long after 6 other southern states seceded. This consequently led to the battle of Fort Sumner and what was described by many as the start of the Civil War.
McNamara’s advice to withdraw military personnel prior the coup was no longer an option as instability in Vietnam posed a threat to national security. Although McNamara concedes the conflict was a civil war, he presses the importance of understanding the conflict as an element of the Cold War. Out of fear for further spread of communist interest, the US began to unilaterally support South Vietnam militarily. McNamara however argues that had the US been more able to empathize with and to better understand the Vietnamese, large-scale military intervention could have been avoided. America’s duty to act where others can not or will not stems from McNamara’s belief that there’s something beyond oneself.
On 15 August 1992, United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM I) began Operation Provide Relief. The UN had not counted on the callous nature or the ruthless determination of the warring clans, however. In war-torn Somalia, a failed nation without conventional forms of capital - food was used to ensure the loyalty of followers, gain conscripts and exchanged with neighboring countries for arms. Not surprisingly, relief flights were looted almost as they landed, food convoys were hijacked and aid workers assaulted. Frustrated, the UN called upon its members to provide security (i.e., military support) for the relief mission.
The untied states where being self-fish and not understanding at all. The United States wanted war and that’s all they wanted therefore the people disagreed and boycotted and had organizations to make a change. It was a hard moment to do with no computers, cell phones, Internet, or the slightest fast communication to either spread the war or get people to do something for a change. This had to be done with voice and making powerful arguments that made people think and join the organization. Protest at first started in Berkeley, California in 1965.