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Vietnam-Perkasie For the lucky few who survived Vietnam the experience changed their lives forever The morality and responsibility of US action in Vietnam was questioned both abroad and domestically The lack of support at home and ethics of war left the returning soldiers disillusioned and betrayed In this time period spanning from the 1960s to the 1970s United States objectives in the war remained unchanged while the sentiment of the country transformed The 60s and 70s were a time of enormous social and political turmoil and the almighty power of the nation was challenged both domestic and abroad Abroad the rules of war had changed since World War II The enemy in Vietnam was unclear and the style of fighting had changed from massive targeted attacks to fighting a guerrilla enemy in futile search and destroy missions Domestically Hippies and Yippies had an tremendous voice raising national consciousness about the blunders of US involvement in Vietnam The Hippie lifestyle and greater message of peace was highly successful in changing the mood for support of war in Vietnam The men who went off to the Vietnam with clear objectives of stopping the communists and returning home heroes similar to their fathers who participated in World War II encountered an entirely different experience and their morality was questioned The US goal was to stop the communists in Vietnam and return the original government to the Vietnamese There was no success on either side of the battle only loss of human life This dynamic left he US soldiers questioning why they were fighting so hard The sentiment of South Vietnam was to get rid of the Americans In their eyes the US did more harm than good But even more staggering are the anti-American demonstrations that are rocking every major city in South Vietnam It appears that we are not welcome there We are fighting a war to liberate a people who do not wish to be
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