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To stop Communist North Vietnam from taking over NON-Communist South Vietnam.


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The Americans did not make war with Vietnam. There was no Vietnam. There were two countries: NORTH Vietnam and SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam attacked SOUTH Vietnam. The US (Americans) defended SOUTH Vietnam. The US never invaded NORTH Vietnam (the US bombed it though). NORTH Vietnam invaded SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam was (and still is) a communist nation. The US was against communism.

Vietnam is a communist nation; the US is not.

The US never invaded Vietnam.

The US has never fought with a nation called "Vietnam."

Because the Vietnam war was fought between Vietnam and the US

I don't believe the US did invade Vietnam. The US was an invited participant and adviser in an ongoing conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

Yes, the US was an ally and protector of the Republic of Vietnam, commonly referred to as South Vietnam. The US was however not an ally of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, commonly referred to as North Vietnam.

No the US was not communist in the Vietnam War. The US fought with South Vietnam against the communist north. and we lost

South Vietnam was considered an ally of the US.

There is a good relationship today; US tourists go to Vietnam, and Vietnam markets it's trade goods to the US.

US Military personnel were in Vietnam from 1955 thru 1975.

We were at war with Vietnam because they disagreed with us about something.

The French were fighting in Vietnam in 1950 not the US.

The US was concerned about the development of Communism in Vietnam

Nguyen Quoc Cuong is the Ambassador to the US for Vietnam.

The fear of being invaded was not a justification for the increase in US involvement in Vietnam. The US withdrew from Vietnam in 1975.

North Vietnam...not Vietnam. Vietnam didn't exist until 1975.

The US went to war with Communist NORTH Vietnam to prevent them from conquering South Vietnam.

The US wanted N. Vietnam to stop fighting in S. Vietnam.

For me Vietnam defeated US in the Vietnam War. Because North Vietnam conquered Southern Vietnam. And Southern Vietnam is a democratic country and an ally of US. The US Military was restricted by the political situation and was not able to wage war in an effective manner. Because of political pressure, the necessary military resources could not be deployed.

Yes. Before the US committed to the Vietnam War, many Americans had not even heard of Vietnam.

Even though Vietnam is a communist country, the US does business with Vietnam. The US promotes good business. Friends? Sure, why not.

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The US tested napalm, bombs and chemical weapons on the Vietnam civilians.

None. The US is not at war with Iraq. In Vietnam, the US was at war with North Vietnam.

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