You ask a challenging question; the answer depends upon how you do the accounting. There are a lot of different "costs" being reported by different sources, many of whom did not get their information from reliable primary sources. What items should be included in the "cost"? And do you use the value of the dollar in 1965-1975 or the current value of the dollar? A 2008 report of the Congressional Review Service of the US Library of Congress has estimated the direct financial cost of the Vietnam War at 111 billion 1975 dollars, which is 676 billion 2008 dollars. However, this is the excess cost over-and-above the estimated cost of maintaining a "normal" military force in peacetime, not the actual total spent. Another approach to looking at the cost is to look at the total of military spending for the Vietnam War period 1965-1975. 1965 -- 51 $billion .......... 1971 -- 79 $billion 1966 -- 58 $billion .......... 1972 -- 79 $billion 1967 -- 71 $billion .......... 1973 -- 77 $billion 1968 -- 82 $billion .......... 1974 -- 79 $billion 1969 -- 83 $billion .......... 1975 -- 87 $billion 1970 -- 82 $billion On this basis, the US spent 828 billion 1975 dollars on all military operations during the Vietnam War period, which is $5 trillion 2008 dollars. The CRS report mentioned above is assuming that we would have spent 80% of this amount even if there had been no Vietnam War. Please click the link below for the CRS report quoted in this answer.
See website: Vietnam War
Approximately $700 Billion in 2007 dollars.
It costed about 100 million dollars in US currency.
the US spend 140 billion Dollars on the Vietnam war
The Vietnam War ended up costing American tax payers approximately 140 billion dollars. The US was directly involved with the war from 1965 to 1973.
Begin with websites: Statistics about the Vietnam War & Vietnam War Time-Line
Because the Vietnam war was fought between Vietnam and the US
The overall total amount that the US spent on the Vietnam War was about $200 billion.
The US was at war with North Vietnam (informally-not with documents signed/declaration of war).
We were at war with Vietnam because they disagreed with us about something.
Laos may not be as industrialized as Vietnam is; Vietnam learned much from the US.
The war cost the United States 58,220 American lives and 153,303 wounded and 1,643 missing. Later somewhere from 70,000 to 300,000 veterans attempted or committed suicide and up to 700,000 had or have psychological trauma. The US spent $168 billion directly on the war and up to $900 billion on other expenses including veterans benefits and interest on borrowing money.http://thevietnamwar.info/how-much-vietnam-war-cost/
The cost of all wars in the US is trillions of dollars. World War II cost $4.10 trillion, Vietnam $738 billion, and the Iraq war 1.2 trillion.
Johnson & Nixon.
With North Vietnam (not Vietnam; Vietnam was created after the war). No, the US did not win the war.
Nothing. The US is not at war w/Afghanistan. The US was at war with North Vietnam.
Over 58,000 US servicemen died.
The US went to war with Communist NORTH Vietnam to prevent them from conquering South Vietnam.
The Soviets could not win it. It was long and cost many lives.
The US is not at war Iraq. The US was at war with a nation called North Vietnam.
Over 58,000 US Servicemen died in the Vietnam War.
During the Cold War, the US fought with Vietnam because of Communism
The US redeployed; North Vietnam won the war (decisively).