In my opinion Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) was a massive failure. As the US did not meet its official aims and objectives of stopping the spread of communism to Vietnam. It caused a lot of inexperienced soldiers to lose their lives. Also having a major effect on America its self as the country battled to juggle money to afford the cost of the war. But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support.
It has hurt our credibility across the world and caused a loss of faith in government by its citizens. Although the necessity of the war is argued by many, it is only done in an analysis of its occurrence. Had it not happened and the world possibly fell under Communism, then we would be arguing the exact opposite. The United States did what it felt it had to do at the time, given the information it had. To go to war in Vietnam was a risk the US felt it had to take in order to contain Communism, thus securing its economic prosperity and worldwide dominance.
The outcome was a major military victory for South Vietnam, but it was a great political victory for North Vietnam. It proved how determined the Vietcong was. It also showed the American people how costly the war would be. This was later noted to be a major turning point in America’s public opinion on the war. It made people begin to lose hope in our ability to win the war, and led to increased questioning of the President’s tactics for the war.
The American policy of containment was in tatters. It had failed militarily. The war had shown that even America's vast military strength could not stop the spread of Communism. The US had lost its first war in History. It had also failed politically.
From 1965 until 1973, the United States of America was at war with the communist nation of North Vietnam. One of the darkest and most controversial time periods in American History, the involvement of the United States in Vietnam caused drastic cultural changes within the American nation. Americans commonly regard the war in Vietnam as a gruesome and brutal war that was a complete failure for the United States armed forces. The media’s impact on American culture caused a rapid decrease in the approval of the war and resulted in a political and military defeat for the United States. One of the most significant aspects of this war that made it differ from other wars throughout American history was the lack of support from the American people.
The Reichstag Fire led to the Enabling Act because Hitler had managed to convince Hindenburg that it was a ‘communists uprising’. This manages Hitler to prove to Germany that communists were bad people and he would have get more votes, in the next elections. However, I also disagree with the statement ‘the Reichstag Fire more important than the Enabling Act in allowing Hitler to consolidate power’ because of other several reasons. Firstly, the Enabling Act made a Hitler a virtual dictator. Nobody could stop him, even Hindenburg.
Therefore, the US created unconditional terms of surrender, knowingly going against the Japanese ethic of honour and against the institute of the emperor, whom most Americans probably wanted dead. Consequently, the use of the atomic bomb became a way to avenge America's fallen soldiers while also keeping the USSR in check in Europe. The Japanese civilian casualties did not matter in this strategy. Also, it did not prevent the Cold War, as the USSR was just a few years behind on a-bomb research. At the time, revenge, geopolitics and an expensive project that could not be allowed to simply rust away, meant the atomic bomb had to be hastily deployed “in the field” in order to see its power and aftermath – though little was known about radiation and its effects on humans.
The Incheon Landing was hugely significant, because it showed that even though General MacArthur faced many risks, due to the geographical nature of the task, by successfully reclaiming the area, he was able to show that US was indeed a powerful force in terms of its military feats. Another event that shows the US military success is when UN/US forces held the Chinese advances and prevented them from over-running the South. The significance of this is that through careful and tactical alliances, the US was able to prevent one of the main sources of threat from attacking ROK, and therefore, restricting the North from gaining control of the South. However,
The goal was to overwhelm the enemy and end the war early. Although the intended plan was unsuccessful, it still delivered a significant blow to the Germans. Artillery played a vital role in Operation Market Garden by giving several paratroopers on the ground the will to face, what seemed to be, impossible odds.
The people of these thirteen colonies felt it was more advantageous to band together and wage war against, arguably, the most powerful nation in the world rather than be subject to its unfair laws. Given this brief background of the American Revolution, it is safe to admit that the Revolutionaries were greatly out manned, and out gunned on the battle ﬁeld. Therefore the rebellious continentals had to resort to other, more unconventional forms of waging war; a method that has come to be called Guerrilla Warfare. Encyclopedia.com deﬁnes this new form of warfare as “often the means used by weaker nations or military organizations against a larger, stronger foe. Fought largely by independent, irregular bands [of armed forces]…it is warfare of harassment…It features the use of ambushes, hit‐and‐run raids, sabotage, and…terrorism to wear down the enemy.” That’s it then, isn’t it?