Armed with this knowledge, the trusted broadcast journalist decided to air grim editorial detailing his own impressions of the war in Vietnam" (pg 120, 121) When he did this editorial his understanding of the war got the public to feel they were being lied to because they had believed we were winning. Even President Richard Nixon believed that the television was something harmful to Americans. In 1971, Nixon even stated that "aside from the communists, our worse enemy seems to be the press." With this understand we
Some choose not to because of money or fame, but others choose to because of loyalty to America. Some know that they will not make it but they go anyway. They fought hard knowing that they were defending their country. It is a terrible shame that so many people died and continue to die protecting us. The bravest men and women go to war when the president calls for people.
Why did people not want to serve their country? Some thought the war was unfair and others believed that the U.S. was the aggressor in the conflict. Some simply didn't want to put their life on the line in the military at war.“On the Rainy River” weighs the guilt of avoiding the draft against the guilt of committing atrocities against other humans.Upon receipt of the draft, Tim is faced with a conflict, a “moral emergency” as he describes it. Tim describes what most people think they would do in the case of such a “moral emergency”;“All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought or personal loss or discredit” (pg.70).The only way that he can avoid his guilt is by taking a course of action that will make him feel guilty anyways. If he goes to war, he will feel guilty for ignoring his own objection to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, but the only way to avoid this guilt is by gaining the disapproval of his community, which will result in shame There are a number of reasons as to why Tim withheld sharing his story of how he dodged the draft, but they all stem from one very basic human
Even though they didn’t have a choice in being drafted, the American Public still treated them with disrespect protesting against them upon their return from war. Many years later, American men and woman entered into a war with Iraq. Many of which are being killed in the conflict. Many Americans that lived during the Vietnam war may have been wondering if Iraq was going to be a second Vietnam. However, the American’s evolved between these two conflicts and although it may appear to be another Vietnam, the public is more supportive of their
Many suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and countless other physical ailments that went unnoticed by the general public. Some people might believe that the Vietnam War was wrong in its entirety. As a result, those people might think that the Veterans are getting what they deserve for being over there. They believe that the soldiers deserved to be scorned when they got back, and not treated as heroes. In an article entitled The Vietnam Syndrome, John Kerry stated that, at the time, soldiers did not know the atrocities they committed in Vietnam were war crimes.
Cherrie's is full with juvenile rumours like this one, and it controls the minds of the young innocent cherries, because they have no way of knowing what is true or not anymore. Also the stories could be put into the letters to help add some entertainment for the recipient of the letter. These rumours are important to the narrative because it shapes the way the soldiers fear and think about the enemy. Alan Bourne wrote to his girlfriend that his mission was to “find VC and kill them”; Soldiers have an almost dogmatically believing that whatever they are ordered is law and must be followed without hesitation. Most soldiers would not even know the cause of the war they just know that ‘VC’ are the enemy and you must “Kill them”.
My Lai Communication Project FQ1: What were the Causes of the My Lai Massacre? Key Historical Idea 1: The Charlie Company Situation The situation of Charlie Company in Vietnam was dire. They were experiencing a war different to all others, if it can be classed a war. When they arrived in Vietnam, they would have been expecting the Vietnamese to roll over in submission to the mighty American army. But that presumption couldn’t have been further from the truth.
3. ["Lessons of Vietnam by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, ca. May 12, 1975, in http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/vietnam.htm). Similarly, the financial burden of the War called political judgment into question; doubts were rife about the tactics, and ever decision was scrutinized on the nightly news, with most Americans feeling that â€œwe simply did not belong there,â€ (Davidson, 1991, inclusive). More than anything, the Vietnam War emphasized what was wrong on the home front, and that a superpower was not always a superpower '' tremendous might would not always prevail.
Cara War is something that you never want to experience, especially the war in Vietnam. Vietnam was an absolute mess because at no point was the United States as a whole on the same page about the war in general. Some believed that it was an important war that we needed to win and others believed that we had absolutely no business in Vietnam. As General Sherman said, “War is Hell,” but most vets would say that Vietnam was far worse than hell. They were placed into a war that from the start was impossible to win due to many circumstances and situations starting with the rules of war.
Stuck in a sense of knowing I was going to a country where they hated us, the people loathed what Americans stood for and thought we were hate mongers for bringing this war into their sacred homeland. This didn’t compute in my brain at first and I honestly did not know how to deal with this rut I was mentally digging myself into. I turned back to what I knew best and I listened. We interacted with locals to obtain information and to let them know we weren’t there to cause havoc and destruction. We were there to combat a force that infringed upon their human