In southeast asia, the us government used the now-discredited domino theory to justify its involvement in the vietnam war and its support for a non-communist dictator in south vietnam in fact, the american failure to prevent a communist victory in vietnam had much less of an impact than had been assumed by. Michael lind's book breaks new ground, therefore, by insisting that the vietnam war was necessary for precisely the reasons that american leaders at the time said it was: to preserve the credibility of washington's commitment to containing communism throughout the world by questioning -- at times assaulting -- most. Three weeks later johnson sent the first us combat troops to vietnam over the next few years the numbers of americans in south vietnam increased to more than 50,000 it is now believed that the gulf of tonkin incident was probably invented by the us government to justify us intervention in vietnam. The argument about geopolitics is that in the circumstances of the cold war, and particularly in the circumstances of the 1960s, the united states was justified in waging a limited war to defend south vietnam and its neighbors against the communist bloc the argument about us domestic politics is that the. Voice your opinion argue if you think american involvement in the vietnam war was justified see what other people are saying about this.
Battalion to vietnam is a grave one these are inescapable obligations which fall on us because of our position, treaties and friendship there was no alternative but to respond as we have a quotation on the australian vietnam forces national memorial what was the vietnam war why did australia become involved. In 1973 a “third” vietnam war began—a continuation, actually—between north and south vietnam but without significant us involvement it ended with communist victory death, destruction, and sorrow need to be constantly justified in the absence of some overarching meaning for the suffering lack of this overarching. Columnist james carroll got it wrong when he wrote that us intervention in the korean war was a “foundational mistake” (“cia's poisonous legacy starts with who we are,” op-ed, dec 22) the united states was right to intervene, with un support, to thwart the invasion of south korea by the north.
A secondary school revision resource for gcse history about modern world history, vietnam and how the us got involved. The section 'the vietnam war' looks at the us intervention (1965–1973) in the vietnam war the americans justified their military intervention in vietnam by the domino theory, which stated that if one country fell under the influence of communism, the surrounding countries would inevitably follow. The vietnam war: just or unjust by gene hu table of contents introduction 2 the just war theory 2 america and the vietnam war 6 analysis of america's involvement in the vietnam war 22 works cited 27 introduction “no event in american history is more misunderstood than the vietnam war” (richard m nixon. Honestly, if the vietnam war was a civil war, was the united states really right in placing itself in the middle i can see sending supplies and medical aid, but not troops oooooooh, the domino effect ooooooohh noooooo stop the communist threat uuuuuuhhhhhhhh please, even at that time, there.
The multiple starting dates for the war complicate efforts to describe the causes of us entry the united states became involved in the war for a number of reasons , and these evolved and shifted over time primarily, every american president regarded the enemy in vietnam--the vietminh its 1960s successor, the national. The us entered the war on the side of the south under the pretence that they were protecting the south vietnamese and us citizens, but the question whether the us' involvement in the vietnam war was 'illegal' and ethically justified is a question worth asking in addition, if it is to be found that the us governance acted out.
Issues involved are inherently non-justiciable' should the courts determine to hear these issues, the petitioner may find that while a determination that the war is unconstitutional will justify his refusal to serve in the conflict, a showing that the united states action is violative of international law will not achieve this result.
The us involvement in the vietnam war was justified the vietnam conflict has been known for being the most unpopular war in the history of the united states the war of 1812, the mexican war and the korean conflict of the early 1950's were also opposed by large groups of the american people, but none of them. The assassination in 1963 of south vietnam's dictator, ngo dinh diem, created anarchy that led to rising us involvement – starting with advisers under president kennedy, then turning to bombing and ultimately was south vietnam too marginal an interest to justify a us war in the 1960s and 1970s. Considered a cold war-era proxy war, the 1955-75 vietnam war was fought between north vietnam, support by the ussr, china and communist states, and south vietnam, which was supported by the us, south korea and other anti. Free essay: the us involvement in the vietnam war was justified the vietnam conflict has been known for being the most unpopular war in the history of the.