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The Vietnam War Americas longest war had ended up in failure for the US At that time and until today the US was the strongest nation on the planet and Vietnam was one of the poorest and a primary industrial country where peasantry was in majority The war more officially began from 1964 and ended in 1972 and the main reasons for losing the war was underestimation of VC Ho Chin Minh Trail Vietnamese people protests back in the US efficiency of US troops cultural differences and US casualties The US has underestimated Vietcong and the NLF They had supply from the USSR and China such as MiG fighters that shoot down more than 700 airplanes and the leader of VC Ho Chi Minh saw how Mao used the guerrilla tactics In early 1968 the Tet offensive has proven that No Where Nothing No one was safe in South Vietnam at Anytime It came to that Saigon capital city of South Vietnam where had most of the US bases and the US embassy had been attacked by Vietcong Obviously the US had underestimated them Nonetheless they were not trained to fight in jungles against guerrillas even Green Berets were not practical in this environment thus they militarily had not much advantages Not only the Ho Chi Minh Trail but Vietcong also had Cu Chi tunnel system which US troops never figured out North Vietnamese and the local people supplied needs and ordnance to Vietcong mainly from North Vietnam through Ho Chi Minh trail US airplanes have never stopped try bombing this trail but theyve never succeeded and figure out where they are They were not through high ways or big roads but through farmlands which could hardly been seen on airplanes Also it covered Cambodia which made decisions even hard to make When Nixon decided to bomb Cambodia soon he realized it was a mistake by strong Cambodian defense and protests back in the
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