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Vietnam War The War We Should Have Won The Vietnam War was not even a war it was a Police Action The young men who fought for their country had other views of what it was This war showed how power hungry the US was to influence the world I thought the Vietnam War was a serious misallocation of troops money resources and time The Vietnam War was a perfect platform for the US to show the world how belligerent we were to stop the spread of communism Some observers in the United States questioned the administrations policy For example a leading newspaper writer James Reston said President Johnson was carrying out an undeclared and unexplained war in Vietnam Johnson defended his policies He said withdrawl sic would not bring an end to the conflict He said the battle would continue in one country and then another FAS Military Analysis Network The Vietnam War started at the end of WWII The Kennedy administration started the involvement with the Green Berets The War at one point had reached over 500000 troops fighting in Vietnam In return 58000 young 19-25 years of age American troops died for the cause of stopping communism Some of the attitudes of the War were both pro and con Some Pros were to stop communism and its domino effect Also political pressure from the free world for the US to be against communism The Cons were the killing of young men waste of resources and the limited war eventually lead to defeat The impact on American life was very negative The Established Americans were very negative towards the youth The Established Americans thought that the youth should accept that we were at war and should back their country These Established Americans were the rich older people These Young Americans showed their rebellion of the war These Young Americans burned flags and also burned their draft cards which was a federal
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