By defeating the northern army on their own grounds, he hoped to bring the population of the north into a panic and settle for peace. He hoped this would convince them to allow the south their own country. General James Longstreet was General Lees second in command of the Northern Virginian Army. Historian Jeffery Welt wrote that General Longstreet was the finest corp commander in the army of Virginia. He also stated that Longstreet was the best corp commander in the civil war conflict on either
The Battle and Problems at Hue By Shawn A. Murray Shawn Murray HST 390 The Battle and Problems at Hue The Battle at Hue was one of the most important turning points of the Vietnam War not only for the Vietcong and Northern Vietnamese but also for the American troops and the American public. If not for the Vietcong and PAVN troops shifting their attention from guerrilla style warfare in the rural areas to a more conventional style in the city of Hue the Vietnam War might have ended with a different outcome. The Tet Offensive, which was an all-out attack of major southern Vietnam cities by the PAVN to show their military prowess to the Americans and ARVN forces. It was intended to send “…a clear message to southerners about the communists’
While the United States was nervous of Communism consuming the entire globe. President Eisenhower believed in the “domino effect”, meaning that if you fight and succeed in stopping communism in one country others are sure to rise, stand and follow suit. China became a communist country in 1949, therefore, the United States forked out 2 billion dollars to support anti-communism. The Truman Doctrine was written and put in to effect stating that the United States would do any and everything in its power to put an end to communism spreading to any further country. Following a victory over a battle with the French, North Vietnam in 1954, set ways into communism and in turn proceeded to try and reign over the now divided Southern Vietnam.
They had lost momentum while pursuing the Federals through the town, and needed to be reorganized before continuing. Ewell also saw that the Federals were preparing formidable fortifications, and that they had artillery support. A Confederate assault, conversely, would not have many cannons to aid it. Ewell therefore made the controversial decision to wait. During the night, both sides received
The Americans also had to keep the invasion a secret from their enemies. They used many tactics to divert the Germans’ attention from the actual plan. They developed many misleading operations, created fake armies, tanks, and trucks; sent false spy reports; and broadcasted fictitious radio messages. This led Hitler to believe the real attack would occur at Pas de Calais. Before the invasion, Allied forces bombed the area and dropped rubber paratroopers to confuse the German commanders.
It was by the help of his primary military strategist and general, named Subedei that made the Mongols’ military so strong. He was a master mind in every aspect of warfare. It was by his intelligence, and military tactics such as mobility, alertness, speed, high intuition and military strategies that the Mongols were able to invade so many lands. This also included the ideas for protective armor, and numerous weapons. When the Mongols would decide to attack, they would have probably raided the countryside first, since it was harder to directly attack the castles and the cities, as it would have been too time-consuming.
Fortunately, American forces were able to repel the NVA attack and inflict heavy losses on the viet-cong, but while also taking loses themselves. This tet offensive showed America that it was perhaps in a war that it was not bound to win. Due to the heavy losses of the NVA and viet-cong, President Nixon from 1969 to 1974 was able to begin troop withdrawal and the process of vietnamization. This process of vietnamization meant that there were huge American withdrawals from the north as well as a massive effort to train the south Vietnamese army so they could defend themselves. This whole process finally was at its end on April 29th 1975, with the famous televised withdrawal of the embassy marines form Saigon and the famous footage of helicopter being pushed over the side of a U.S. carrier to make room for
Achieving a victory by utilizing tactical advantages, MacArthur felt he could achieve victory within a reasonable time. MacArthur’s objective was to simply gain defeat by forcing the Chinese to stop their attacks in Korea. Through the use of air and sea power, he believed that China would have to call for cease-fire.  Even the heads of the Air Force and Navy stood behind MacArthur’s belief that by expanding the war, the United Stated would win the war against China. He called on Truman to approve huge reinforcements, a wholesale naval blockade of all of China and an immeadiate bombing of the Chinese mainland.
The use of the Red Army meant that the Communists were considered serious contenders in the Cold war as without it there would be no possibility of them standing their ground. By the end of the Cold war in 1921 the Red Army had 5 million members and therefore was of more than a substantial amount to be able to fight the battle with a considerable chance at winning. Many of the members were conscripted, this therefore meant that Trotsky’s army had to be strong enough in order control the opposition and people who did not agree with communism or did not want to fight in the Red army this shows the extent of Trotsky’s leadership. Once introducing the Red Army, his ideas and initiative used throughout the civil war in order to reinforce the red army caused a substantial improvement in the Bolsheviks potential to win the Civil War. His initiative was used against the problem of the members of the communist party lacking high level military experience.
To have power of the railway lines meant that they could send soldiers and artillery to any place in the battle area. Opponents of the Bolsheviks, known as the Whites, had some major disadvantages, although they had a large amount of supporters, they were scattered around the central area; they were often hundreds and hundreds of miles between each army. The geographical distance between the troops meant that communications between each other were extremely difficult and that is if they even wanted to communicate. Another reason why the Bolsheviks won the Civil War was because; they were united and had only one aim which was to stay in power so that they could build the new Socialist society. However many members on the side that was against the Bolsheviks had other ideas.