Why was Vietnam called the living room war?
because coverage of the war was shown nightly on television, therefor earning its name...
With television, the 1940s to 1960s focused on showing movies about World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. These movies, which are now shown on stations like AMC and TMC, typically included credits thanking the US Army, US Marine Corps, or US Navy for their cooperation in the movie's production. This meant the military often had significant input into the story and the way it was told. Vietnam was totally different. Instead…
The official name of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. is the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial." It is also referred to as "the Wall." The figures of the servicemen by the Wall are called "The Three Servicemen." The memorial is different than most war memorials. It is not a memorial to the war but is a memorial to all who served in Vietnam, both dead and those still living.
The Korean War is sometimes called the Korean Conflict, because the Congress of the USA never declared war. The Vietnam War, sometimes called the Indochina War was another undeclared war. It is sometimes called Indochina War, because it involved fighting in Norh and South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Unfortunately, before the Vietnam War, as you know it, Vietnam was still embroiled in war. Another words, before the Vietnam War, there already was another war in Vietnam...the 1st Indochina War (also called the French War). And before the French War was the Japanese occupation during WWII...which was a guerrilla war fought against Imperial Japanese occupation forces (supported by the US/Allies).
U.S involvement in the Vietnam War was called a quagmire because the Vietnam War became worse for the U.S as they went further into the war. The U.S and its ally South Vietnam were unable to defeat North Vietnam and its Vietcong allies. The U.S was unable to effectively remove troops from Vietnam without feeling like they lost the fight against containment of Communism. Public opinion shifted from support of the war to antiwar sentiment.