Ho Chi Minh Failure

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Ho Chi Minh once said, “You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours, but even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.” Ho Chi Minh might have predicted the outcome of the Vietnam War. In 1955, the US came to aid the South Vietnamese in fighting and defending against the communist North. In 1975, the US lost in the Vietnam War. The communist North took over South Vietnam. The two parts combined to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The United States’s involvement in the Vietnam War was seen as a failure because of its weak military tactics and poor management of troops, the high amount of US economic aid used and wasted, and the domestic problems that arose in the US as the number of casualties build up. To begin, …show more content…
The US military carried out poor military strategies and tactics. As explained in the documentary “Ten Thousand Days of War”, “The US strategy is bargain by bombing, forcing Hanoi to convince negotiation… In the 8 years of war, the US would have dropped 8 million tons of bombs, 4 times more than World War 2… The purpose of the Christmas day bombing was to move the country to a moral defeat, but it made them more resistant and more commitment to win.” The …show more content…
According to the article “How Much Did the Vietnam War Cost”, it explained, “The Department of Defense reports that the United States spent about $168 billion dollars in the entire war including $111 billion on military operations and $28.5 billion on economic and military aid to Saigon regime.” With so much money spent in the war, the US still lost. The amount of money invest into it was seen as useless. Back to the documentary, it mentioned, “Communists capture 5 billion dollars worth of military equipment from the Americans.” Over $110 billion dollars were spent on military weapons. The US failed to even protect its equipments and let the communists get control of it. Continuing from the previous article, “Out of 2,594,000 personnel who served in Vietnam, there were 58,220 Americans dead, 153,303 wounded and 1,643 missing. More than 23,214 soldiers suffered one hundred percent disabled. “ The amount of lives lost were costly. Although the number of casualties were high, the US did not seem to make much of a progress in trying to win the war. Most of the public thought that the lives and money lost was not worth. As more soldiers die in the war, the people in America were getting

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