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Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Southeast Asia Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that began in 1959 and ended in April 1975. The war was between communist North Vietnam, supported by communist allies, and South Vietnam, bolstered by the US.
Just some Senators/Congressmen; Kerry, McCain, as some examples.
  Reagan was a no-nonsense man. He chose the right men to do the job, if they couldn't or wouldn't do the job, he replaced them. When he had a problem, he spoke with the men he hired. He expected to speak with only one man. And not waste his time or words with others, unless needed. If that ONE...
The Vietnam War was a battleground in the Cold War. In the late 40s  it was Central and Southern Europe. In the early 50s it was  Northeast Asia. In the 60s it was Southeast Asia. Vietnam was where  the rubber met the road in our attempts to contain Communism in the  1960s
Culture wars concerns conflicts between traditional and conservative values and progressive and liberal values. Some of the issues presented where the following: abortion, privacy, censorship, separations of the state and church, gun laws, immigration, drugs on many fronts, gay right and marriage to...
Lt. Col. Harold Gregory Moore, also known as Hal Moore, served in  the entire Vietnam Conflict. He is also the recipient of the  Distinguished Service Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Medal,  the Legion or merit (three times), and the Bronze Star/Medal (four  times, three of which for valor...
US authorized weapons only; special ops can use whatever the mission calls for. In the Viet War, SEALS & SF, CIA, etc. used SKS/AKs. During the war, the SKS/AK were as good as enemy uniforms; anyone seen with one was shot at. The US public (this includes US servicemen in Vietnam) had never seen...
The U.S. joined the South East Asia Treaty Organization in hopes of  preventing the spread of Communism during the Cold War. When North  Vietnam attacked the south, the U.S. supported the south according  to the terms of the treaty.
Probably, "Missing In Action", plus a sequel to it, both about 1984/85. Norris is a USAF vet, but no Viet War time. His younger brother Wieland Norris was killed in Vietnam while serving with the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) in 1970. Probably has a lot to do with Chuck Norris's Vietnam War...
There are 11 countries in Southeast Asia each with a different type of government.
Early on they were issued M14 rifles. They were later replaced by the M16A1. They also used the M60 machine gun, and .45 ACP 1911 pistols. Some special operations units and armored units were issued the CAR15. Some tankers also got .45 ACP grease guns.
a type of gun, maybe a knife, a frag, dehydrated food, water, poncho, and anything they chose to carry along by themselves.
  He was the communist leader (president) of North Vietnam.
Answer . \nWell this is what I'm trying to find out. Well as the Vietnam war was based in Vietnam, there was no destruction on American soil.\nAlso as many Americans were against the Vietnam war, Vietnam veterans of America wre socially excluded for years after the war.\nAfter the war there was a...
  For the United States, the Vietnam War has been estimated to have cost about $700 Billion dollars, at today's prices.
At the time of the Vietnam War their was about 2 million. Now their is roughly 760,000.
  Communist influence & military infiltration into South Vietnam began almost immediately after the Geneva Accords divided the country into North & South in 1954/55. The war grew from that point.
There was no program for it. It was just done as a matter of conducting the war itself. If there were casualties from an air action, then rescue helicopters were deployed; if there where casualties involving infantrymen (grunts) then medics were deployed along with stretchers or just carrying the...
It might be easier to state which USN aircraft carriers did not serve in Vietnam. In which case the answer would probably be none. Nearly all US carriers conducted a WESPAC cruise to either Yankee or Dixie Station (North or South Vietnamese Coastline).Three of those carriers suffered terrible fires...
  Possibly during the TET offensive of 1968.
When WW2 ended, Korea became a divided nation. The US and Soviet Union had withdrawn most of their troops from Korea. The Soviets gambled that the US wouldn't defendSouth Korea. So The Soviets supplied North Korea with tanks, airplanes, and money in an attempt to take over the peninsula.
General Patton was promoted to a full Four-Star General on April 14, 1945!
Well im vietnamese and my parents told me that over the years, Vietnam has grown VERY modern since they were there as kids. So im pretty sure that their style is similar to ours.
The leader of the People's Republic of Vietnam during their wars of  independence was Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh saw through leadership of  the resistance against the Japanese, French and ultimately the  Americans.
Wars in ancient Greek were usually fought in summer for several reasons:It was the time when men could be best spared from farms to go and fight - remember that the Ancient Greek city-states were mostly agrarian.The weather was at its warmest, and was therefore most conducive to fighting.It was...
Iraq has been extremely popular for the media and public ever since Desert Storm in '91. For two reasons: Armageddon the popular bibical name for the old battlefield of Megiddo in or near Israel & and the bible itself. Since Iraq is right next door to those historical events/sources (or legends,...
The US supported the non-communist government of South Vietnam, which was under attack by army and guerrilla forces supported by North Vietnam, with the aid of the Soviet Union. US aid was limited to military advisors, covert aid, and CIA missions under Eisenhower and Kennedy. The US...
Pro-Stop communist aggression.Con-YOU might have to do the job!
1. "Clashes" (Aerial Combat in Vietnam) by Marshall Michael2. "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Stanton3. "Into Laos" (US Army's last major battle of the war) by K. W. Nolan4. "Street Without Joy" (early classic) by Shaw5. "Confession To A Deaf God" (Swift Boat skipper on the Rivers) by Gary Blinn
1. The Battle of Coral: Vietnam Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral, May 1968. By Lex McAulay (Arrow Book, Random House Australia) ISBN 978-0-19169-091-52. Clashes: Air Combat Over North Vietnam, 1965-1972. By Marshall Michael.3. We Were Soldiers Once...And Young. By Col. Hal Moore (Film based on...
enlisted in the military and worked in civilian jobs, including some typically held by men
US troops retaliated with firepower. Just one NVA or VC popping off a few rounds at GIs could bring in artillery, naval artillery, helicopter gunships, and jet strikes. Not to mention tanks and ACAVs on the ground supporting the grunts.
The first incident, on 02 August 1964, was actually a naval battle between at least 3 North Vietnamese Navy (NVN) P4 Torpedo Boats and the US Navy destroyer USS Maddox; then F-8 Crusaders from nearby aircraft carriers joined the fight.The second incident, on 04 August 1964; really was an incident....
Communist control of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
They were from their own country; South Vietnam (Republic of South Vietnam=RVN).The NVA army regulars were from a different nation; North Vietnam.
The "100 Hour War" (as dubbed by the press) Operation Desert Storm Jan/Feb 1991.
  There was a difference between Northern Vietnamese and Southern Vietnamese military men during the Vietnam War. The Northerners had been toughened by over 20 years of constant fighting; first with the French, then with the US. The Northerners had fought WITHOUT the use of helicopters, proper...
  Try: Statistics About the Vietnam War; recommended by the History Channel. Also look into, "The American War Library."
Space was to be used for war. When the Soviets put up their Sputnik in the late 50's, that put the Soviet's ahead, for: Satellite reconnaissance (intelligence gathering) and put them in a better position to possess ICBMs (nuclear tipped-Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles). ICBMs could not be...
In the Vietnam war, North Vietnam was lead by Ho Chi Minh and South Vietnam was led by Ngo Dinh Diem.
The last US jet aces of the 20th century.
The only two countries that could bye themselves take down the US is China and maybe Russia. But Russia wouldn't have too much of a chance. China could but the questions is why would they? they may not like everything we do but we have a lot of major trade going on with them. if they decided to cut...
China became Red China in '49.
  == Answer ==   a war that erupted in 1950 when North Korea, controlled by a communist government, attacked non-communist South Korea. The US came to the aid of South Korea. The war expanded as China and the Soviet Union threw their support behind the North Koreans. The commander of the...
If you're referring to CPT Seth Thornton's patrol, he was following orders, and so were the Mexicans. It's one of those ever occurring incidents, a border dispute. The US Dragoons believed they were on US turf & the Mexicans believed they were on Mexican territory.It's happened thru-out history,...
Less than 13,000 of the US dead in Vietnam were teenagers. There are exceptions to every rule; but generally younger men follow orders better, they're tougher, walk faster and further, can climb hills better, have more energy, and last but not least they have a more adventurous attitude. The older...
1. Theoretical; meaning hypothetical, speculative?2. Nature; meaning what? Why are they fought, how are they fought, where are they fought, who fights them, when are they fought?Otherwise: Wars are fought when diplomacy fails. Another words, if a potential combatant says he wants something or...
  No, in fact it layed the groundwork for a world divided between two different camps, the Western Democracies and the Eastern Communists.
As with today, many the younger generation that it was a good idea, the old guard (the older generation) thought it was a bad idea.
Since Tet was a holiday for both N & S Vietnams, it was probably a holiday feast.
Flag officers (Admirals) & Generals are ages 50 and over.
An overdraft is exceeding one's financial account. Or it can mean a current of air flowing over a fire.
Taking place in Saigon; Saigon was referred to as the "Paris of the Orient" (Paris of the East) during the war.
It should be obvious that Russia is called Russia today; and not the USSR.
North Vietnam's persistence, patience, and determination won the war. Tanks, Bombers, Battleships (USS New Jersey), and Infantrymen just fought the war.
becuase they spend money on weapons
Nearly ALL battles of ALL wars are, and have been, and will be in the future, DISPUTED. Remember, wars are physical disputes between nations. If they are willing to dispute physically, then they will dispute verbally, as well. Yes, participants from both sides of the "Battle of Long Tan" are...
Eisenhower's successors (Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Ford) were all junior officers during WWII. Only "Ike", as he was called, was a supreme allied commander (amongst the highest ranking officers in the allied command). He wasn't the "supreme allied commander" for nothing! He used his military skills in...
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They border each other; easy access.
  US Army training for men (women went into the Women's Army Corps, which was disbanded in 1975) during the Vietnam War consisted of APPROXIMATELY eight weeks of basic training (boot camp) in which the soldier was taught "basic training": How to shine his boots, fix his bed, perform proper...
The media gave the idea that the US was losing the Vietnam war horrifically to the US public, and because the US is a country "of the people" the American government was forced by its people to move out of Vietnam before a victory, that was very near, was achieved. The USA didn't lose the Vietnam...
The first direct shipment of U.S. military aid to Saigon arrived in January 1955. The U.S. also offered at that time to train the South Vietnam Army. In March of 1959, however, the armed revolution began: Ho Chi Minh declared a People's War to unite all of Vietnam under his leadership.'55-'75
If you're referring to the Hollywood film, "The Deer Hunter" starring Robert DeNiro, anythings possible; but as a general rule, no US GI ever talked about seeing or hearing about such a thing.
Peter Dewey was the first official US solider death in Vietnam. He died in 1945. The Government has difficulty recognizing him because then they would have to admit that they had US soldiers in Vietnam way before the Government told the American people. http://www.vietnamgear.com/article.aspx?art=34
Because North Vietnamese Navy (NVN) torpedo boats attacked the USN destroyer USS Maddox on 02 August 1964. Then, allegedly again on the 4th. The resolution occurred shortly afterwards.The first attack did happen, it was in fact a sea battle between the NVN & USN.The second attack may have been a...
Answer  The French tryed to get back their colony which they lost in 1940 because of Germany. When the French got ther communist was spreading at the north of Vietnam, resulting in there return they had a battle at Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. The French lost the battle and went back home. Communist...
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  == Answer ==   He attempted to micro manage the war to such a point that he became obsesed with almost every wartime deceision from troop movement to target selection and ship movement.
The former was a revolt against the crown (UK). The latter was a war between two nations: US & North Vietnam.
That man could reach the stars if he wanted to.Landing a man on the moon was part of the cold war.
Globalization is an attack (or it threatens) individual/or indepentent empires. Human nature is human nature, (so far) that cannot be changed.Some examples:1. The state of Texas created it's own Republic in 1836; separating from Mexico in that year. Then gave up it's empire (independence) to become...
1. The North Vietnamese Navy actually did attack US Navy warships with torpedoes and gunfire on 02 August 1964. There are photographs of attacking NVN P4 torpedo boats to prove it. Those photos were taken from the "attacked" USS Maddox and at least two photos were taken by USN F-8 Crusader jet...
You'll have to research all the way back to ancient China to know all of those reason; which will most likely mirror most any old civilization. However, for the recent 19th & 20th centuries, Vietnam (Indochina) began their resistance in the 1860's against the French, with some Chinese...
Since the beginning of time, women have been excluded from the military, with the rare exceptions of emergencies; such as the Russian front during WWII when women were used as pilots and tank crewmembers, and in Israel when women were employed side by side with men in the 1948 wars. Some of the...
I'm not sure that this can be answered without sounding cynical.He knew the war wasn't a war, that it had no support, that the stated point was a lie, and that if he died it would be for nothing.(And yes, I am speaking of Vietnam, and yes, I know it applies to other "wars".)
Remember, Japan (and Germany) lost WWII. As a consequence of WWII, Japan (and Germany to a certain extent) have not been allowed to possess an Army, Navy, nor Air Force & Japan is not allowed to fight wars anymore. The US imposed this law on Japan during the US occupation immediately following...
UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (II): On  November 29, 1947 the United Nations passed a General Assembly  Resolution recognizing the right for the Jews of Mandatory  Palestine and the Arabs of Mandatory Palestine to declare  independence as separate and unique states. Both the United States ...
  Supplied weapons and in the case of the US supplied weapons and men.
The term "declaration of unconditional war" probably doesn't officially exist. It's either a formal declaration of war or not. The US hasn't declared war since WWII. Atom bombs have made total wars impractical; a declared war implies total war (which is why the US used atomic weapons in WWII, WWII...
yes ! **No! because there are parents out there who's son and or daughter is out there and what if they see someone die!?! They don't need to watch it and worry and wonder if that was their child! War is a serious thing! IT IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT!!! I personally think it should not be telovised.
He wanted to prevent a Communist takeover of Southeast Asia
Did both. Escalated the war with the heaviest aerial bombing in recent history, as well as invasions of two neutral countries (Laos/Cambodia) & then decreased the US role to almost nothing.
Primarily Historians, students, wargamers, and model makers. The military used to study it, but with the new century and new semi-military (the added law enforcement responsibilities), crime and the global war on terrorism is the new focus.
  The "Battle of Long Tan", which occurred in 1966, was one of Australia's first major battles of the Vietnam War.
European nations began to control the nations of southeast asia.  -apex
Not counting the US Army, which had the largest helicopter fleet in the world during the Vietnam War; USAF & USN helicopters conducted nearly 5,000 search & rescues.