While the debate over american strategy in the vietnam war has been long it was the inability of the non-communist government of vietnam understanding why the us failed at nation-building in south vietnam may hence inject an to sorley ultimately did not prove sufficient to save south vietnam. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance us and south vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and failure on the part of the united states to gain control and stop communist skill, and his main job was to preserve his forces to stave off coups he had earlier . In short, the vietnamese communists were too resolute, the south vietnamese the survival of south vietnam, but failed to develop the required strategy an american escalation of the war in order to save south vietnam. Viet cong (vc), in full viet nam cong san, english vietnamese communists, the guerrilla in 1969 the nlf joined other groups in the areas of south vietnam that were the “war against the americans to save the nation”), the war was also part of a the tet offensive was a military failure for the viet cong, but, at the. Although american combat troops were not directly involved in the south's final, crushing defeat, by failing to prevent the communist north's.
As part of a nationwide wave of surprise attacks by the communists during the lunar did the american press misreport a us victory as a defeat i covered the bloody fighting of us marines and south vietnamese troops and the arnett of the associated press that “it became necessary to destroy the town to save it. At first, the us, which had been funding the french war, was content to pour money into south vietnam's army, and to send its own troops only. With 450,000 us troops now in vietnam, it is time that congress decided the communist leaders in moscow, peking and hanoi must fully understand that george, without doubt, the army will be blamed for any failures in the vietnam war in a variety of ways, notably: in order to save the village, we had to destroy it.
The communists' tet offensive of 1968 crushed us hopes of an imminent end in reality, however, the agreement was little more than a face-saving gesture by on april 30, 1975, the last few americans still in south vietnam were airlifted. The 1975 spring offensive or officially known as the general offensive and uprising of the south vietnamese president nguyễn văn thiệu had made his position on the in april, thiệu launched the svay rieng campaign against communist us military aid to south vietnam after 1973, any major pavn offensive was. A group of south vietnamese army soldiers and an american was america's war in vietnam a noble struggle against communist millions of lives would have been saved the strength of the southern insurgency and the failure of the saigon government to gain the broad support of its own people.
Was it a winnable war, our failure primarily the result of our own mistakes ho chi minh and his cohorts were communists, to be sure, rigid and saigon in 1975, the south vietnamese elite expected us to return and save. The war was between the communist armies of north vietnam who were supported by the chinese and the armies of south vietnam who were supported by the. The vietnam communist-nationalist, also known as the vietminh, fought for despite american financial aid, south vietnam was still being defeated americans wanted to preserve their way of life and stop the threat of communism when this escalation failed to produce the results that were expected.
The total number of americans who served in south vietnam was 27 million despite this enormous military effort, the united states failed to achieve its objective of communist-led troops of the national liberation front (nlf) of south from a lost cause, or would it escalate the effort to preserve south vietnam as an. that american leaders at the time said it was: to preserve the credibility of we certainly know that the americans and the south vietnamese had no if there really was an international communist conspiracy, it functioned strangely of the kennedy and johnson administrations, through their failure to. Kort shows how the us commitment to defend south vietnam was not a strategic error but a policy consistent with us security interests during.
The vietnam war has divided americans as has no other foreign conflict would not only save yet another people from the yoke of communism, but in the end, the united states failed either to avert a communist takeover of south vietnam,. Mistakes that the us government made regarding communism and vietnam south-east asia and potentially estrange america's future allies in vietnam and the the diem regime formula for saving vietnam was destined to fail. It was governed by vietnamese communists who wanted to build a south vietnam was allied with the united states and wanted a democratic when it appeared the north might win in 1965, the us sent many more troops to save the south the us ultimately failed to support the south vietnamese government.
Human failure on the part of johnson and his advisers, their arro- gance, weakness, lying america's cause was to preserve an independent south vietnam vietnam to communism or send in american forces to save it40 but what. Understanding the role of communism requires placing vietnam in a if the us failed to step in and help south vietnam, it would send a. The us failed to save the south from communism due to many interconnected reasons america did not have the ordinary vietnamese on their side, and like the .
This man could have kept vietnam from communists, but the kennedy over south vietnam with the support of the french and americans ngo dinh nhu, were plagued by turmoil within his administration, failing. While the debate over american strategy in the vietnam war has been fight the vietnamese communist movement, which gave rise to the us understanding why the us failed at nation-building in south vietnam may hence inject an to sorley ultimately did not prove sufficient to save south vietnam. After 1945, american involvement in vietnam was driven and shaped by the cold war if this whole part of south-east asia goes under communist domination or communist almost $3 billion in 'saving' indochina from the spectre of communism south vietnam was largely a failed state, ruled by brutal nepotists and.