Yes the draft is a scary word to hear, but it is a way of protecting our country and loved ones. Nobody wants to go to war, but the depending of service cannot only fall on volunteers. The draft may not be fair but what can we do. When someone gets drafted they should see it as a blessing because they are going to be part of a war and will be honored with respect. Most people will not agree to go and rather be stuck in prison or pay a huge fee.
Vietnam War Prior to Vietnam, the American populous held their Schools, Congressman, and official institutions in a high regard. Some Americans felt that even though the intentions of the Government were good when entering the conflict, it was a battle that could never be won and there was too great of a burden on the country economically and social to continue the war. Others felt that the United States was in Vietnam for a purpose and should stay until their task was accomplished. It’s hard to determine the long-term effects of Vietnam to the American public. Although many students were moved by the war, it also caused great changes to politics in the United States.
Many believe it was a pointless war to be involved in. Many also believe we never should have went over there in the first place. LBJ said first that he wouldn’t send American boys thousands of miles to fight a war that Vietnam boys should be fighting.. Then he changed his mind because he couldn’t let Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong run wild through the streets of Saigon. He said he would be giving a “big fat reward to aggression”(LBJ). Now personally I believed as a young kid that we should not have went to Vietnam but no I believe we had to go there.
In Why Nations Go to War, Dr.John G Stoessinger talks about the role of individuals in starting wars. He is of the view that factors like economics, nationalism, alliance networks and even fate are often put forward as the primary reasons for the outbreak of a war, but the human element, the personalities, the hopes and fears and the particular worldview of the individual leaders of the country are not given nearly as much importance. The writer points out that wars are after all, started by people and to a large extent, the book deals with the lead up to the moment when people finally decide to go to war. The author holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T, Columbia and Princeton. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book, The Might of Nations and he has served as acting director for the political affairs division at the United Nations.
Therfreo he ordered immediatiely to have bombing raids agisnt military installations in North Vietnam and ordered his troops to land. However, the enemy matched every incrase in Amreican firepower with more men and more wiliness in the art of guerilla warfare. The South Vietnamese had become spectators in this war and incraisgly became Americanized. The corrupt government succeeded ecahc otheri n Siagon, but American still had fiath in calling them a democratic ally and the spokesperson in Wahsington defeded this axction as America’s commitment to the treayt pledges to resist communist encroachment. The Gulf of Tonkkin Resoultion gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of military forces in Southeast Asia.
Not only are we facing a uniquely shadowy enemy, one committed to inflicting mass civilian casualties on U.S. soil. But for the first time in our history we are entering a war of significant size and probable duration (administration officials have said it may last for "years") without drafting young men to fight the threat. Not only are we not drafting our young men. We are not even planning to draft them. Elected leaders are not even talking about the possibility of
They seemed so sincere until one week all of them soldiers began to either ignore us or flash cruel glares in our direction for no apparent reason. We didn’t understand why the friendly, uniformed men treated us like we had massive, contagious burns all over our bodies. My grandma provided clarity to the situation when by explaining how the North Vietnamese troops attacked the South during what was known as the “Tet attacks.” I questioned why the Vietnamese people would want to miss out on the New Year festivities like the booming fireworks, the mouth-watering candy, and spending time with their families. I, too, inquired my grandma of the reasoning for fighting during Tet. She briefly explained that the surprise attack on the South was a strategy used by the North to catch them off guard.
Much literature has been written about the events that occurred, the battles that were fought and the innovation and weapons that were used, but it is the people that were most important and pivotal in the war. The people far out weighed the battles, the weapons or machinery and it was the people and there stories that have and will remain victorious throughout modern American memory. Some may say that WWII was not the good war because America entered the war last and did not witness the majority of destruction, ethnic cleansing and killing caused by the Nazi regime. Some say believe that it’s because the war was fought elsewhere so damages and casualties weren’t seen on home land unlike in Europe. Whilst some say that WWII was not the good war because America simply took the easy route towards the end of the war with the introduction of nuclear weapons on
The Vietnam War Prior to Vietnam, most of the American population set high standards for their Congressmen, universities, and other official institutions. These views began to change in the 1960’s. Two basic viewpoints began to develop during this time. One group felt that even if intentions had been good for getting into the conflict, it was a losing battle that carried too large of burden both socially and economically and the United States needed to get out of Vietnam. The other group felt that we went to Vietnam for a reason and we should not leave until the job was completed.
The Japanese military success with the bombing of Pearl Harbor was obviously of great importance to the United States but helping our allies defeat Hitler took precedence after Winston Churchill asked the president Franklin D. Roosevelt for support in defeating Hitler. With so much division in the world at the time the U.S wanted to make sure ally relationships didn't crumble. With the instability in