The Battle Of The Vietnam War Essay

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The first major battle between the soldiers of the United States Army and the troops from the People’s Army of Vietnam was the Battle of Ia Drang. This particular battle, held between November 14 and November 18, 1965, was especially significant because it included a wide arrow of strategic guerrilla warfare tactics all the way to using air support to an advantage. The 4-day battle deepened the United States’ involvement with South Vietnam against the North Vietnamese forces. North Vietnam showed that they were ready to fight the United States and demonstrated the ability to adapt to the tactics used by their adversaries. However, in the Battle of Ia Drang, the American force proved to have superior tactics over the Vietnamese using air mobility, artillery fire, and air support which led to an overall U.S. victory in the Vietnam War.
Considering that The Battle of Ia Drang was the first battle of the Vietnam war, it is important to explain why the war started in the first place. Many factors derived from the symptoms and results of the Cold War. Before World War II, Vietnam had been a part of the French nation. However during the war, the French lost possession of Vietnam as it was overrun by the Japanese. Eventually, the Japanese retreated and the people of Vietnam began to build up their own government system and eventually regained possession of their own country once again. The French attempted to retake the country with the United States’ aid, but the Vietnamese people…

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