North Vietnamese were against the Americans during the war and had multiple reasons in hating Americans. Some reasons they hated Americans were because the North Vietnamese “deaths were very many” (Adams) and because of the “the poisons Americans dropped” (Adams) onto their land. By having so many deaths, the families of those people were sad and the North Vietnamese troops lessened. The poisons
Such an atrocity rattled the very core of the American people. This massacre took the whole world by surprise and drew massive media attention. This moved Henry Kissinger to attempt to organize another peace talk with the North Vietnamese but this too failed. The Vietnam War had produced many political, social and military disasters for America. Lyndon Johnson kept spending money on the war without adequate funds to pay for the expenses.
Shell shock was a term only associated with World War one due to the major impact it had throughout the war. It was specifically used in Britain to express a psychological breakdown for a soldier from stress and trauma and fear from battles and fighting. It was hard to cure them as people and doctors considered them to be cowards therefore refused to offer help. Some men only received help depending on their high class or rank in the community, while others were even put on trial and even executed for being ‘cowards’. Shell shock caused a lot of problems and casualties for the country and for the war.
Conflicts between healthcare and actions like the Tet Offensive and Ancient Orange caused social organizations and ideals such as Black Power, NOW, and the SNCC. Ancient Orange, the devastating occurrence in which one of the U.S. herbicides was sprayed across Vietnam territory, killing and mentally impairing thousands, and the Tet Offensive prompted Johnson to withdraw from the presidential race. The military forces could not fix the issues of control over Vietnam. Due to such controversial actions towards the Vietnamese, there was much
Smith was part of the medevac unit and with every injured or dead American life he saw his anger toward the Vietnamese increased. Smith realized while attending a Vietnam veterans group that all his hatred for the Vietnamese was from all the pain that he saw the young soldiers go through when they were hurt. Smith saw no reason for fighting and the American lives lost in the conflict were for nothing. People were killed and fought for this country to achieve nothing in the end. The Vietnam War affected millions of veterans and showed the United States that even though they had the most powerful and best military in the world they could still lose a war.
Their stress under the unbearable conditions in Iraq damages the mental health of the American troops. In an article on war trauma Greg Mitchell says, “Nearly one in five soldiers deployed in Iraq, now more than 300,000, suffer post traumatic stress disorder, according to the of-cited RAND Corp. study.” Troops that are mentally unstable or mentally ill from the conditions of war should not be forced to continue to fight in an environment that will only make them sicker. Unfortunately, they continue to experience the same situation that made them unstable. They become an unhinged fighting force happy to kill. This cycle creates more killers and more
The after effects of this attack are still remembered by many! Family’s morn over the deaths of their family members every year on this day and it is totally unfair. In conclusion to the attack President Bush sent our military to Afghanistan to find and capture Bin Laden. In 2003 Bush then sent the military to Iraq and many people were upset. People were so upset because they were afraid that sending troops to Iraq would take the focus off of Afghanistan and the mission to find Bin Laden.
The emotion a soldier experiences cannot be understood by anyone except those in war. This emotion is unique to each individual, as we all have different outlooks on life, death and war. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross’s experience of the death of Lavender undoubtedly illustrates the effect war eventually makes on a soldier. Due to his mistake, Cross “felt shame. He hated himself.
Although the Army had been in these parts of Iraq before the Marines were, the grunts, ground soldiers, of the Marines knew that the Army didn’t do their job and that they would now have to clear the area of all Mujahideen themselves. The Mujahideen are a global terrorist organization that occupies many parts of the Middle East, and the main group of people America was fighting against along with the Al Qaeda. As these soldiers have as much fun as they can and develop a brotherhood with each other, they also experience many tragedies and losses as many of their fellow Marines lose their lives and limbs while defending
Even though, many men were drafted and did not have a choice about whether to serve their country or not, they were still treated with disrespect and unkindness when they came home. Vietnam vets began getting sick and dying after returning home. “Agent Orange” was discovered to be the possible cause of the illness and death; doubt grew toward the government and leaders once again. Echoes of what happened during the years of the Vietnam War still echo today, but maybe that is a good thing. The American people have learned to question the actions of its leaders and lend a voice to those who are in need.