Was Vietnam a conflict or war?
Was Vietnam a war or a conflict? Well, the definition of the word "war" is "A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nation, states, or parties.", so by that definition Vietnam was in fact a war. However, officially in the eyes of the United States government, it was a conflict, because Congress never declared war on Vietnam. In fact, Congress hasn't declared war since 1941, so whenever you hear someone talking of the "war" in Iraq, you should correct them, and if they bring up the definition of "war", note the fact that there is no "nation, state, or party" to be at war with.
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Answer 1 It is considered a war and a lot of men and some women lost theirlives in that war. It was the U.S. government, not helped by someof society that turned their backs …on the Vietnam Vets and tried tohide the fact that the U.S. had no business getting into the war inthe first place and it was a blight in U.S. history. JFK and BobbyKennedy were assassinated for wanting to "bring the boys home"among other reasons. Answer 2 It is sometimes called a conflict because the US Congress didn'tever actually declare war. Instead the US President used his"constitutional discretion" calling it a "police action". Answer 3 technically the United States has not officially declared war since1941. This includes not only the conflict in Vietnam but also theone in Korea and subsequent conflicts fought in the Middle East andelsewhere. Answer 4 Technically the government said we were there for containingcommunist spread into south Vietnam so they were trying to keeppeople from thinking we were being unnecessarily aggressive andalso it appealed to the isolationists still in America. Answer 5 The Vietnam War is like the M-551 Sheridan tank; the Sheridan iscalled a "light tank" by everyone...military and civilian alike.And it is a light tank. However, when it was designed in 1962,built in 1966, and fielded in Vietnam in 1969 (nearly 200 of themwere destroyed there)...the US Army specifically instructed it'sArmor Crewmen Trainees (AIT) at Fort Knox Kentucky; "Men...that isan Airborne Armored Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle, you will NOTcall it a tank! Is that clear!?" Then pointing to the parkedM-48A2C Patton tanks, "Those ARE TANKS!" "Questions?...didn't thinkso." Officially, the Sheridan is (was-it's long since retired now)an Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle..but we all callit a tank (a light tank to exact). WW2 was the LAST declared war fought by the US. So some peopleprefer to call any war that's not declared to be a "conflict."Which might have been true prior to the atomic age (1945 whenHiroshima and Nagasaki were A-Bombed). Since the Atomic Age(commencing in 1945) TOTAL wars which have been traditionallyDECLARED Wars, can no longer be fought...without risking "MutuallyAssured Destruction"...consequently, we had a COLD WAR (a militarystand-off) from 1945 until 1990 when the USSR collapsed. In the ageof Nuclear Weapons (Atomic Weapons) only LIMITED WARS can befought...LIMITED to non-atomic weapons. The Korean War and Vietnam War were LIMITED WARS...limited to onlyconventional non-NUCLEAR weapons only. The older historians willsimply have to change with the times and accept the fact thatdeclared total wars can no longer be fought; only LIMITEDWARS-limited to non-nukes. Finally, the term "conflict" HAS been used interchangeably with theword "war" when literature is written about WW1, WW2, the US CivilWar, etc. So seemingly, that word too, is acceptable when used inthe correct context.
Answer . The conflict between Democracy and Communism after the WWII occupation by Japan.
Certainly. A war is determined explicitly by the presence of conflict. If there was not conflict in Vietnam, there would not have been a war.
The Vietnam War occurred in the context of the Cold War. The UnitedStates feared that communism, if it took hold in South Vietnam,would spread throughout Southeast Asia.
The Vietnam War was a "limited war"; limited to conventional weapons only (nukes not allowed). It was fought as both a guerrilla war in South Vietnam and as a conventional war… against North Vietnam. Like the US Civil War of the 1860s, the Vietnam War of the 1960s was an un-declared war.
US military policy and civilian protests.
The French fought the 1st Indochina War (1946-1954). (Also known as the French-Vietnam War).. The US fought the 2nd Indochina War (1961-1973). (Also known as the US-Vietnam W…ar)
After the defeat of the Japanese in WW2 France wanted to keep Indo-China as part of its Empire. Ho Chi Minh, with Communist support from China & Russia, wanted the French out.… Quite how the US replaced the French is not known specifically to me.
The bombing campaigns over North Vietnam: Rolling Thunder; Linebacker; the Christmas Bombings.. Tet Offensive in the ground war in South Vietnam...Newsman Walter Cronkite rep…orted it in person.. The Navy's Riverine Forces in the Deltas...Swift Boats...
Both wars were fought against communism.
Because of the butter.
People interchange the word "conflict' with WWII or WWI or other wars these days; so it's acceptable to call it either. The last declared US war was WWII so any war or confli…ct occurring after WWII wasn't declared...if that happens to be the issue here. And besides, the American Civil War was not a declared war either.
Well, sort of. I am learning about this right now in History class. Veteran's day is technically considered a memorial to all soldiers who have served in the U.S. army. So I g…uess that would count as a memorial to veterans of the conflict in the Vietnam War. There is also a wall of the names of all soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. I believe that there is some 58,000 fallen soldiers' names on that wall. Thank you for being so interested in the wonderful soldiers of our country who serve for our great blessings of liberty and freedom. This was a great question and I am glad to enlighten you on the Veterans of past wars. Thank you to all of our fallen soldiers and soldiers out on the battlefield right now! We support you 100%! Thanks again for asking this wonderful question! :)
Well considering it was in Vietnam and thousands of U.S. troops died, i would have to say the United States and Vietnam fought in the Vietnam War. Although, there was still a …little involvement from the french but that was very limited. In addition to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia had limited involvement while supporting the North Vietnamese.
The Korean conflict and Vietnam War were both conflicts fought as an effort to contain the spread of communism in Asia. The Korean Conflict, while a stalemate, prevented commu…nism from spreading to South Korea, and was viewed as a success for the policy of containment. This also set a precedent for the future Vietnam War, by using military force in an attempt to once again contain communism. Unlike Korea, Vietnam failed to even produce a stalemate, and the Communist Viet Cong overtook the nation.
What, precisely, is the difference? "Conflict" sounds more civilized and polite, which the Vietnam ...whatever ... definitely was not. However, while the US Congress authori…zed the engagement of themilitary in the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, they never formally"declared war". So there is some justification in using a wordother than "war" for it, though in practice there's little realdifference.