Calley ordered everyone to be executed. It took 3 days to bury the bodies. It only came to light when an American soldier Paul Meadlo admitted killing 10-15 women and children at My Lai. It led to an investigation which destroyed the American militaries reputation. Student activism had started to develop in the 1950s.
The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963 South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Vietcong. In 1965, Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces, which numbered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war. The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. His attempt to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia in 1970 in violation of Cambodian neutrality provoked antiwar protests on the nation’s college campuses.
The Cold War and Vietnam Vietnam was a tumultuous point of conflict for more than 100 years of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 1860s, France had completely taken over Vietnam. French colonization inevitably led to conflict between the native people and their imperial rulers. Communism now seemed like a good idea to the poor, starving, angry masses. As the communist party gained influence in Vietnam during the late forties and early fifties, at the beginning of the Cold War, the people of the United States were extremely worried about the threat of communism spreading to Southeast Asia.
The second phase is the one known by many of us, when four American contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated. At the third phase, the city was turned over in the hands of the Iraqi generals. The fourth phase, fall of 2004 the Marines were again in Fallujah. The city was awaiting the Marines with hundreds of fighters from all over the world. With the murder of the four Americans contractors, it was clear that the U.S. had to react and do something, but it was not until months later.
Over 6,000 lives, most of them American, have been lost because of his actions. Many Muslims have now been given a stereo type of being “violent terrorists,” just because of the alacrities of a handful of extremists. Due to bin Laden’s interfering with the United States, they abortively invaded Afghanistan, punching a dent in President Bush’s presidency, and throwing the economy into turmoil. Any hope of returning to the former lifestyle that Americans had once enjoyed has been long dissipated. Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that he founded in the early 1980’s, has been encouraging other minor terrorists to take action, making the world an over-all more dangerous place to live.
For example, hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students. The event further affected the public opinion over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War. The underestimation of the enemy played a big factor on why we lost the war. The United States had become very arrogant over the centuries from dominating the wars they were in, so when they started fighting in Vietnam, they had no idea what they were in for. George Herring has said “had the United States looked all over the world in 1965 it might not have been able to find a more difficult place to fight” (280), and I find this to be true.
On the morning of March 16,1968 during the Vietnam War , a atrocity and violence against the village of My Lai in South Vietnam occurred .US Army troops were send to destroy everything in the village . Approximately from the 700 inhabitants , 504 innocent and non-combatants women , infants , elderly and young children Vietnamese were killed in three hours and by the Americans machine gun and weapons . Many were also Sexually assaulted , tortured, or mutilated in on of the most horrifying atrocities of the entire bloody conflict . Before the My Lai Massacre , the US Army and the Charlies Company , had suffered many attacks via booby-trap or land mine, resulting numerous injuries and many deaths . Many soldiers who were in the My Lai village
Vo Suu’s now iconic picture of the Chief of the South Vietnamese National Police shooting a Vietcong suspect in the head, is an example of this. • It was such images that caused widespread anti-war sentiment to grow in America and well as International criticism, with several university in the US protesting (including the Kent State University of Ohio, where 4 students were killed) • “The Tet Offensive was not intended to be a decisive operation, but one episode in a protracted war that might last “five, ten or twenty
The were killed in their homes, in the streets, and as familes. All the other foreign countries like the United States did shameful acts like ignoring what was going on in Rwanda. Even Hutu people themselves were killed because they didn’t support the killing campgin. According to the article "Genocide In Rwanda", the civil war only ended when a Tutsi-dominated group, the RPF(Rwanda Patrirotic Front), defeated the Hutu extremist and Paul Kagame took control as president. There are many comparisions between the Jewish and Rwanda genocides.
One officer, Captain Silas Soule refused to follow Chivington's order and told his men to hold fire. Other soldiers in Chivington's force, however, immediately attacked the village. Disregarding both the American flag and a white flag that was run up shortly after the soldiers commenced firing, Chivington's soldiers massacred the majority of its mostly-unarmed inhabitants. An estimated 150 Indians were killed and mutilated, mostly women, children, and elderly men. In testimony before a Congressional committee investigating the massacre, Chivington reported that as many as 500-600 Indian warriors were killed.” One source from the Cheyenne said that about 53 men and 110 women and children were killed.