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Logical Intervention in Vietnam American military intervention in Vietnam has always been a highly controversial issue Many Americans were against intervention in Vietnam Many Americans question rather the United States should have ever sent troops to Southeast Asia and if intervention was the correct action based on foreign policy and bipartisan ideas After observation of these ideas it is safe to say that foreign policy and bipartisan ideas justified American military intervention First of all the United States stance on foreign policy needs to be observed After World War II the United States became the most powerful nation it had ever been The United States had ideas of spreading the American values of liberty equality and democracy throughout the world1 During this time the Soviet Union was less focused on spreading their Communist ideas and more focused on rebuilding there country which was demolished during World War II2 As unthreatening as this seems now the United States had a great distrust of Russia The American peoples anti-Nazi sentiments of World War II began to be anti-Soviet The United States and the Soviet Unions conflicting aims and equal distrust were two of the main reason the Cold War began All Americans Democrats and Republicans were allied against the Soviet Union The Democratic president Truman and his predecessor Eisenhower a Republican were both anti-Communist and anti-Soviet Another policy at this time was containment The policy was defined by George F Kennan3 In a nut shell the policy stated that Americans should try to stop the spread of Communism This policy directed mainly at the Soviet Union used by the all of the Presidents though given different monikers from 1946 until after the Vietnam War During these times from about 1945 to 1954 the Vietnamese were fighting a war against France The Vietnamese sought independence while the French wanted to keep Vietnam as a colony The United States felt that Vietnam was taking orders from Moscow
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