Stop communist aggression.
Communist north Vietnam was fighting the anti-Communist south Vietnam who had the help of America
To preserve the REPUBLIC of South Vietnam from communist aggression.
America fought against North Vietnam, in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat its invasion and conquest of South Vietnam.
The USA was fighting with South Vietnam in their fight against North Vietnam and the communists. They were in turn receiving help from China and the Soviet Union, among others.
Americans in the Vietnam War were fighting against communist northern Vietnamese.
Our advisors were helping the French and we got sucked into it
Technically the Vietnam War never ended. They just stopped fighting.
The vietnamese fighters were not fighting a traditional war.
America didn't want to be part of: WWI, WWII, Korea, or Vietnam.
the U.S.A., South Vietnam, and North Vietnam.
Fighting against communist aggression and the preservation of the Republic of South Vietnam.
the caused great difficulty in fighting in vietnam
Vietnam wasn't fighting anybody in 1964 because there was no country named Vietnam. There were two nations, one called North Vietnam and another called South Vietnam. Just like the states North Carolina and South Carolina or North Dakota and South Dakota in America...FOUR separate states! In 1964 North Vietnam became engaged in war with America; after the Tonkin Gulf naval battle(s) in August 1964.
The US was representing the free world in it's fight against communist aggression.
For the same reason the British were in North America in 1775; North America was their colony.
The war was between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The US was fighting with the Republic of South Vietnam to prevent an invasion by the Communist North Vietnam.
We were fighting for our freedom but America was the biggest threat to the communist countries
America helped out SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam was attacking it.
The same reason the US started fighting : POLITICIANS. Politicians in general and liberal politicians in particular.
For one we were fighting the vietkong in Vietnam instead of the Japanese. also we were fighting in Vietnam instead of Germany and japan.
Same reason Asians crossed the Bering Straits into North America; Same reason Europeans crossed the Atlantic into North America; Same reason Europeans opened up the west in North America (the westward movement); OPPORTUNITY.
the war started in vietnam.
America was defending Vietnam.
The USAF was fighting against the North Vietnamese Air Force. The US Army/Marines were fighting against the NVA and VC. The US Navy was fighting against the North Vietnamese Air Force and NVA and VC.
Many people opposed the war, not just women and older Americans. They thought it was pointless and that the internal fighting in Vietnam posed no threat to America.