Why was the United States unable to achieve victory in the Vietnam war?
We didn't lose we just came back because people of the U.S. were getting tired of the war Technically, we were fighting to maintain South Vietnam as a free country independent of North Vietnam. This was achieved with the signing of the Paris Peace Accord in which North Vietnam agreed to cease military action against the South. When the North resumed their aggression in violation of the accord, the US public would have hanged any politician who dared suggest sending our troops back.
Who supported US involvement in Vietnam and thought that the US should do whatever was necessary to achieve victory?
How did the 1949 communist victory in the Chinese civil war influence American involvement in Vietnam?
Graham A. Cosmas has written: 'The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam, 1960-1968' -- subject(s): United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff, History 'MACV' -- subject(s): Command of troops, History, Peace, United States, United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 'U.S. Marines in Vietnam' -- subject(s): Campaigns, History, United States, United States. Marine Corps, Vietnam War, 1961-1975