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Political Control of the Military No new taxes This is a quote that most all of us remember from the 1992 presidential election Along with it we remember that there were new taxes during that presidents term in office There are a myriad of promises made and things done in a presidential election year that have questionable motives as to whether they are done in the best interest of the people or in the interests of the presidential candidate These hidden interests are one of the biggest problems with the political aspects of government in modern society One of the prime examples of this is the Vietnam War Although South Vietnam asked for our help which we had previously promised the entire conflict was managed in order to meet personal political agendas and to remain politically correct in the worlds eyes rather than to bring a quick and decisive end to the conflict This can be seen in the selective bombing of Hanoi throughout the course of the Vietnam War Politically this strategy looked very good However militarily it was ludicrous War is the one arena in which politicians have no place War is the militarys sole purpose Therefore the U S Military should be allowed to conduct any war conflict or police action that it has been committed to without political interference or control because of the problems and hidden interests which are always present when dealing with politics United States involvement in the Vietnam War actually began in 1950 when the U S began to subsidize the French Army in South Vietnam This involvement continued to escalate throughout the 1950s and into the early 1960s On August 4 1964 the Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred in which American Naval Vessels in South Vietnamese waters were fired upon by North Vietnam On August 5 1964 President Johnson requested a resolution expressing the determination of the United Sates in
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