When did the US start fighting in the Vietnam War?
The Vietnam War started in the year 1959.The Vietnamese War was one of the most brutal battles ever fought. It lasted for a period of 16 years. It exact date on which ceasefire was called was 30th of April 1959. The war was fought between DRV (democratic republic of Vietnam) and the 'Republic of Vietnam.' United States of America had allied with the Republic of Vietnam to fight the Vietnam war.
Although US sevicemen's deaths in Vietnam go back into the 1950's; most historians accept 1961 as the starting date for the Vietnam War.
No, because the US is not fighting the country of Afghanistan. The US was fighting the country of North Vietnam. The US is not at war with any nation as of this date.
The results of the "US fighting in the Vietnam War", was that Communist North Vietnam achieved it's goal(s) of conquering the Republic of South Vietnam in 1975. And that the US did not achieve it's goal of preventing it.
The US has been fighting in Afghanistan longer it was fighting in Vietnam. It is the longest war in US history.
The US wanted N. Vietnam to stop fighting in S. Vietnam.
It was fighting for democracy and against communism.
US Servicemen had been fighting communists in South Vietnam since 1955.
What are the similaritis and differences between soilders fighting in the Vietnam and the current war in Iraq?
1. The US is not at war with Iraq. 2. The US was at war with North Vietnam.
To preserve the south (RVN=Republic of South Vietnam).
The containment of communism.
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.
Part of the cold war; fighting communism.
Because the US was fighting a determined enemy.
North Vietnamese communists
When Afghanistan jet fighters are fighting US jet fighters. When Afghanistan tanks are fighting US tanks. When Afghanistan warships are fighting US warships. When Afghanistan soldiers are fighting US soldiers. Then it will be like Vietnam. Right now, it just a law enforcement issue; finding terrorists, arresting them, or terminating them.
The vietnamese fighters were not fighting a traditional war.
The war in Iraq is very similar to the Vietnam War, and the US is very good at fighting wars and terrible at establishish peace.
What are the differences between the US soldiers fighting in the Vietnam war to US soldiers fighting in other wars?
Being drafted (none sense Vietnam); returning home to hostile fellow citizens.
The Vietnam War was the last drafting of US fighting men.
The US was fighting the country of North Vietnam during that war. The Philippine people were uprising against their new nation (US territory).
The nation (country) of Vietnam didn't exist during the Vietnam War. Nor was any nation called "Vietnam" fighting the US. There was a country called North Vietnam that defeated the Republic of South Vietnam in 1975. The US was allied to the RVN (Republic of South Vietnam).
The US had personnel in Vietnam since 1954.
No. North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam. The US first sent military advisors and then fighting troops at the request of the South Vietnamese government.
Approximately 2 1/2 million US fighting men and 7,000 US female nurses served in the Vietnam War.
The North Vietnamese Army and the Vietcong, the Communist organization in South Vietnam. Plus anybody else who was shooting at us.
North Vietnam (NVA) fighting South Vietnam (ARVN) with the US/allies helping out the south.
No US president fought in the Vietnam War. Eisenhower and Kennedy were the president when the US first became involved. Johnson and Nixon were the president when the serious fighting took place.
The US got involved in the Vietnam was because they were trying to sweep out communism across the globe. In the war, the US supported South Vietnam because they were fighting against communist North Vietnam.
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1861 for the US Civil War. Around the 1960s for the Vietnam War.
cause they could
Did Eisenhower Kennedy and Johnson all aprrove of the US backing the South Vietnamese in their civil war?
A civil war is ONE country fighting with itself; such as the US Civil War (America was fighting itself). Vietnam was never one country until it won the war in 1975. Two separate nations were created in 1954; a NORTH and a SOUTH Vietnam. TWO separate nations were fighting against each other in Vietnam-A North and a South.
No nation, including the US is at war with the country of Iraq. Iraq is simply a nation that needs law, order, and stability restored to it. The US was bombing the nation of North Vietnam. The Army and Air Force of North Vietnam was fighting the US Air Force/US Navy in the air, and fighting the US Army/US Marine Corps on the ground. Two nations were at war with each other.
There were several problems. It was an unpopular war since Pres Johnson never adequately explained to the American public why the war was necessary. There was dissention in the ranks as many (white) students took advantage of student deferments to not serve, leading to charges this was a war fought by Blacks and poor whites who were drafted. The other problem was the US Army wanted to fight a conventional war similar to WW2 and… Read More
The US DID change it's tactics in Vietnam. The war went FROM a guerrilla war TO a conventional war (tanks and B-52 bombers). Had President Kennedy lived, Vietnam very well could have been fought by the USN SEALS and USA Special Forces (Green Berets). Fighting fire with fire. When Kennedy died, the WWII Generals took over; and Vietnam went WWII style (jets fighting jets, tanks fighting tanks, etc.).
The first US draft was the US Civil War. The last US draft was the Vietnam War.
Vietnam was the last time "the world's oldest profession" was "un-officially" accepted by the military; Korean War, WW2, WW1, US Civil War, Frontier Wars, etc. all had em. Vietnam was also the last war in which US fighting men could bring home "war souvenirs (rifles and handguns)." Vietnam was the last war in which US fighting men were issued cigarettes. Vietnam was the last war in which women were assigned to the WAC's and WAVEs… Read More
They were showing solidarity with the US.
US citizen's who wanted to stop communism were FOR fighting against communism.
the north vietnamese (a.k.a. the viet cong or VC)
its important cause it honors the soldiers who died fighting for us in the war.
The US tried to prevent South Vietnam from becoming a communist country by fighting the war. After Vietnam became united as one COMMUNIST VIETNAM country, the US delayed relationships with that nation until the end of the cold war. With the ending of the cold war, trade relationships exist between the US and Vietnam; not a big trade relationship, but an exchange of goods, none the less.
The US was trying to save the Republic of SOUTH Vietnam from being conquered by the communist country of NORTH Vietnam.
They started the Vietnam War
The US offered to help south Vietnam in 1961 to help Vietnam preserve its independence from the North. It was during the Cold War, and the US was fighting Communist Russia across the world.
NVA & VC fighting US, Australians, ARVNs, ROKs, Thailand, Philipines, and New Zealanders.
The first combat troops to arrive in Vietnam during the war after 1963, the Gulf Of Tonkin Incident had occurred and some incidents of Viet Cong forces attacking US Air Installations forced the deployment of a few thousand troops that landed at Da Nang.
1. Proved that the Reds could be stopped; thus enforcing the concept of fighting them again, this time in Vietnam. 2. Taught the US not to invade North Vietnam; as Red China entered the Korean War after the US/Allies invaded North Korea.