War in Vietnam the Web Term Paper

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The Guerilla Tactics section shows how U.S. soldiers had to learn to fight in completely different ways in Vietnam, because the Vietcong fought in such different and difficult ways. It is a lot like the suicide bombers and roadside bombs used now in Iraq, which are also new techniques for a new generation of war. The air war was essential to success in Vietnam, and America did have the advantage there, and many new innovations in fighter technology came out of the war. Finally, the Siege of Khe Sanh shows the dedication of Marines who held their base after 77 days of siege through incredible odds. It shows the dedication of the people who fought in Vietnam, and the inability of the North Vietcong to take the base, even when it was weak and undersupplied.

Some of the most interesting things about this site are the detailed information on some of the key occurrences, like the Siege at Khe Sanh, along with the technical innovations and the role aircraft played in the war. Without aircraft, they could not have broken the siege, and it helped win battles in many other areas. Another very interesting aspect was how the U.S. supported the corrupt government in South Vietnam, and then approved of a coup, something else that seems eerily similar to events in the Middle East in the next two decades after Vietnam.

In conclusion, this is an enlightening site that helps the viewer comprehend the events leading up to, during, and after the Vietnam War. It helps shed light on why it was so contentious, and it shows some reasons why many people are comparing the current war in Iraq with the Vietnam War. They have many similarities that are startling, and we can only hope that the outcome in Iraq is not at negative as it was in Vietnam. It is extremely effective in concisely explaining the war, its outcome, and some of the major points of the war, and it is interesting, as well.

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Editors. "Battlefield: Vietnam." PBS.org. 2008. 24 April 2008. http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/

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Editors. "Battlefield: Vietnam." PBS.org. 2008. 24 April 2008. http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/

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