Post WW II American Wars
This paper discuses three post World War II wars, which involved the U.S.: Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
# 100576 | 1,290 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jan 10, 2008 in International Relations (Cold War) , International Relations (U.S.) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)
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This paper explains that both the Korean and Vietnam Wars were Cold War conflicts waged by the United States against what was believed to be the global communist of expansion. The author points out that, although the Korean War was a conventional war, the Vietnam War was a guerrilla war fighting an insurgency similar to the current Iraq War. The paper stresses that the difference is that this Middle Eastern war, to a significant extent, is being fueled by religious factors. The author concludes that LBJ and his advisers blundered their way into the wrong war at the wrong time in the wrong place just as Bush has done in Iraq.
From the Paper:"By the early nineteen-sixties, the situation had deteriorated to such an extent in Laos and South Vietnam that President Kennedy increased military and economic aid and sent thousands of American military advisers to train the South Vietnamese Army. For these Green Beret advisers, training the South Vietnamese inevitably involved engaging in combat with Viet Cong forces, which resulted in the first significant American casualties of the Vietnam War."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brady, James. The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea. New York: Griffin Publishing, 2000.
- Brown, Seyom. The Illusion of Control, Force and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 2003.
- Powell, Colin. My American Journey. New York: Random House, 1995.
- Summers, Harry G. On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War. San Francisco: Presidio Press, 1995.
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