Why didn't the US win the Vietnam War?




 
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Boots
 
March 26th, 2005  
Red_Army
 
 

Topic: Why didn't the US win the Vietnam War?


How could the US let the communist win at the price of 60,000 American lives? I thought the US had the best army?
March 26th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Hmmmmmmmm. I don't know what to make of this but................

The military was forced to fight a war planned and controlled by Politicians in DC.
March 26th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
i think the US underestimated the effectivness of the guerilla tactics used by the VC. also spreading the war into cambodia was not a good idea either.
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Boots
March 26th, 2005  
Themrose89
 
It was a war of containment, it was run by gd'd politians, and the dang hippies topped the cake.
March 26th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
We just didn't use everything we could've to win the war. Force concentration wasn't applied for anything except air missions. If we attacked the north with ground forces, then we would've had a korean like situation. I doubt the chinese would've responded by counter invading like in the korean war since the u.s. and chinese both had nuclear weapons at the time.
March 26th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
There are 2 threads that deal with this issue

Why Couldnt the US win the Viet Nam conflict?

Vietnam War: Winners, losers, and consequence.

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