Abe Fortas was considered his closest adviser, and he knew nothing about Vietnam; just about Johnson. Mansfield was asking important questions that Johnson ignored; “What US interest was at stake in little Vietnam”, “Why should a democracy like the US support military government in Saigon?”. Johnson in a secret memorandum of 1963: “the president expects that all senior officers of government will move energetically to ensure the full unity and support for… US policy in Vietnam” Gulf of Tonkin incident was not real, and the US was so ready to attack it seemed they were waiting for a reason to attack Vietnam. “Operation Rolling Thunder”; more bombs dropped in Vietnam than by all the nations during World War
The American Revolution demonstrated that a vastly inferior American army (with no Navy) was able to outlast and when needed decisively fight and beat the most powerful army (English) in the world. The same can be seen in America’s war in Vietnam and the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan. It was on the North to conquer the South, whereas the South only needed to hold the North at bay and go for the tie. Through a conservative use of manpower and resources and the use of
This occurred some years after 1950. In the 1960s and 70s, the American public became very angry and frustrated with the military-industrial complex. The protest against the Vietnam War had reached its very highest. In President Eisenhower‘s farewell address, he warned, “ In the councils of government, we must guard against acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” The American public should refrain from gaining any negative or unauthorized influences by the military-industrial complex.
There also seems to be a conflict going on within himself. After hearing the news of the approval Sergeant Mulcahy strips the shirt off of Trip exposing his scars on his back from previous floggings following this Trip pulls the rest of his shirt off with angst and a facial expression of pure disgust for what the Colonel is doing. A slow dismal soundtrack starts at this point directing the emotions for the scene. A number of close ups start here to show emotion and expression on the faces of the two men. Trip chooses to fixate on Colonel Shaw and show no emotion but one single tear as Colonel Robert show looks on with a stern but also questioning look on his face.
ama Bin Laden and AmericaBy Tauqeer Ul HassanIt is difficult to say it with surety that why Osama Bin Laden extremely dislike Americans.US Presence in the Middle EastPresence of the US military in the Arabian Peninsula is known to be the most importantcondition related to his hatred against Americans. Especially he became furious at the timewhen United States of America send its army in the sacred land for Muslims, Saudi Arabia. Hispoint of view is that presence of American in the holy land is a thing that is against the religionand unacceptable.The Saudi Royal family allowed Americans to land out in Saudi Arabia which was a great shockfor Mr. Laden. Osama bin laden express his disappointment and anger towards this decision ofthe Saudi Royal family to permitted Americans to land in the country. After that he becomemore against America and shows his aggression towards Saudi command as well.Pro-Israeli Policy of the U.S.One more cause of the extreme dislike of the Osama Bin Laden to wardsthe United States is its pristine support of the unfair Israeli stance overthe Arab region.
There are no clear answers when war is waged. War is not as simple as a game of checkers. From policymakers and strategists to soldiers, war will inevitably take physical and emotional tolls on the participants of both sides on and off the battlefield that will last throughout their lifetimes. Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried eloquently describes stories of participating in the Vietnam War and the events that occurred, factual or not, and provides readers with the horrors of war that soldiers
A few weeks ago, one of the president's advisors told NPR that Mr. Bush never wanted to burden the public with the war; that, in his mind, he was hired by the American people to do the job on their behalf. Gingrich says the President is placed in an awkward position. "I think the President is torn between reassuring us that he's managing the war and warning us that it's a real war," says Gingrich. "You have organized opponents who want to kill you — they're gathering resources and coordinating to try to kill you — and I think to try to describe it as anything but a war, is remarkably misleading." The War with No
Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Obama bad for America Introduction It would be good to begin with stating that no president is perfect and therefore at any present time there will be critics of the present, after all, not all voted for the said president. However Obama is getting more than his share of blame as a president. It could be that the failure of Obama administration results from the fact that he took over an ailing state from the damages created by the Bush administration but also some of the policies and moves of the administration portrays Obama as one of the most naïve and ignorant American. In this essay, some of the things that make Obama a bad president are assessed and evaluated. Health
(Thanks to Howard Zinn's A People’s History of the United States  for inspiration.) Unfortunately the vast majority of Americans are either unaware of these harmful practices or have been misled about their necessity. These are some clear examples of why we should not trust the military rhetoric: •At the top of the list, of course, is the war in Vietnam, where we fought to free people who didn’t want to be freed, much less killed, and against a country which had little chance of threatening us. •But besides that, instead of responding with outrage, we’ve bowed to our own self-interest and supplied actual money and military manpower to torturous regimes and murderers of their own citizens in such countries as the Philippines (in 1980), Nicaragua (early 80’s), El Salvador (80’s), East Timor (90’s and earlier), and Colombia (now). •For dubious or even manufactured reasons, we’ve invaded Cuba (Bay of Pigs, 1961) and Grenada (1983).
Many American citizens in 1959 viewed the Vietnam War as a righteous battle against communism, similar to the Iraq War today however now many view this war as a necessary battle against terrorism. Looking at America's overall goal in Vietnam, it is evident that we did not come close to keeping South Vietnam from collapsing, who fell to communist rule in 1975 (Frankum 210). America's involvement in the conflicts of Vietnam and Iraq were so discordant that our government, people, and military were constricted. Yet both wars were fought with the knowledge that America may change the invaded nation, which brings a precarious question; what makes the government believe that they have the right to go into a country and change it to the way they