Aiming to win back support from the American’s, as many people did not support the Vietnam war due to the bad media that was publicised. This was the first War to be so publicised and it shocked many of the people back home. This lead to Anti-War protest, which became one of the US governments aims to stop. However they still stuck to the aim to try and contain Vietnam from the spread of communism and supporting the SV defeat the VC in nearby country Cambodia. On the other side the aims of the NV government and their terrorist organisation the VC did not alter as they still aimed to persuade the SV government to vote for Vietnam to become a communist country.
The British could stay there because the United States didn't have an army because the government didn't have any money. Even though these outpost were in direct violation with the treaty of Paris the British kind of said what are you going to do about it and then just stayed. Because of the economic instability states began to go through a period of mass inflation and debt. Because of this the debt of individuals increased causing events like Shay's rebellion. In which a group of farmers led a armed assault on the national government and because there was no army so a local militia had to stop this rebellion.
American military personnel in Vietnam knew them as “VC”, “Victor Charlie”, “Charlie” or “Chuck”. The attitude of most American soldiers towards the Viet Cong was a combination of hatred, fear and begrudging admiration. The Viet Cong were cursed and condemned for not following the Western conventions of war, and for refusing to stand and fight in battle. Instead, they relied on surprise, ambush, snipers and booby-traps. They were subversive, crafty and evasive, hiding amongst civilians or in the jungles, moving only in the dead of night.
| |US TACTICS |Search & Destroy – these were mission designed to locate Communist bases in the jungle and destroy them. | | |This tactic was used against villages who were accused of harbouring Vietcong guerrillas. It was difficult | | |to ensure that civilians were not amongst the casualties. | | |Zippo Raids – US troops burned down villages to teach the population not to help the Vietcong using their | | |Zippo lighters. This created even more resentment towards the “foreign invaders”.
Vietnam was only the second war to feature desegregated units, having followed the Korean War of the 1950s (Armstrong). The new challenges that soldiers faced led to an inevitable division between races. Fragging was a common way for soldiers to deal with these problems. Unable to take the orders or policies of their superior officers, many resorted to murdering them. Many of the problems that soldiers had with their commanders stemmed from race, where barriers existed regardless of the beliefs a person had.
The Vietnam Soldiers Secret Enemy COMM/215 June 4, 2012 The Vietnam Soldiers Secret Enemy Usually when someone thinks of a soldier’s enemy, they expect them to be wearing a uniform and carrying military weapons. Sometimes the enemy is disguised, and they may be carrying cameras and microphones. Even though they have freedom of speech, the media's exaggeration of military facts was almost criminal. Their lies caused more casualties than the American public realizes. The country's support for the military was being affected negatively, and the soldiers fighting in the war were unaware of the lies being spread by the media back home.
Even if the US-planes bombed North Vietnam they didn’t really damaged the North Vietnamese Military so much and the poison gases weren’t so effective against them but it was probably less good for the civilians of North Vietnam and the US-soldiers fighting the Viet Cong. Also the antiwar propaganda taking place in USA at that time used pictures were you could see American soldiers burning down small North Vietnamese villages. This had two main effects, the first one was that the people of USA didn’t support the war so much and the fact that many soldiers died in North Vietnam decreased the support even more. Also there weren’t any hopes on victory in a long while since the war was going pretty badly and the US-government always sent more and more troops to North Vietnam but the Vietnamese didn’t want to surrender to the US. The second more direct effect these had was that the Viet Cong did get more support from the civilians and the more support you get from the civilians the more likely it is to win the war because the civilians are prepared
When Eisenhower finally did something and sent the 1,000 paratroopers, a lot of the people in America were extremely annoyed, the west and north were angry that it didn't happen sooner and the south were angry that it happened at all, and disowned Eisenhower as a southerner. Eisenhower did not do this to help the blacks, but to enforce law. The causes and consequences of the Little Rock Crisis were on international television and were a huge eye opener for the rest of the world. Because of this, countries were putting pressure on America to stop this from happening. This is possibly the turning point for the black civil rights movement in
The US were gathering the young black men who had been damage by our society and sending them off 8000 miles away to take fight for freedom in South East Asia - which they had not found freedom in their own country, in places like South and West Georgia and the East of Harlem. In the spite of this, we have continued to see the awful display of Negro and white boys on television as they were killed and died together for such nation that has not tried to make it available to provide schools for teaching in which Negro and white kids can sit and be taught together. Which many Americans were not happy for the war by the year of 1967, the rate of death had raised tremendously, which was 160 death of Americans a week, which this had cause the American parents to not want their sons to die far away from home in this awful war that they had no knowledge of. Which clearly shows that one of the negative impact that the war had on our society as the people who were fighting didn’t have any understanding why, which actually shows how awful and careless the United States politicians, who actually fail to meet their own people needs, which even students found methods and ways to protest against the United
The 18th amendment contributed to the rise of organized crime because it created a lot of underground business. From killings to people living in poverty, that’s what the prohibition caused. If people really thought that prohibiting alcohol to be sold leally were going to help the way that people lived during this time, they were wrong. A lot of people were against the law, they argued that if they banned alcohol legal businesses were going to go broke and that was not going to help the economy get better. But alcohol was not the only thing breaking families apart they said, after the war, soldiers would come home and find themselves in a whole, struggling to find jobs.