The War Of The Vietnam War Essay

705 Words Nov 21st, 2016 3 Pages
Due to the Cold War doctrine of American Officials in the 1950s, the United States believed that they had the right to stop any and all Communist insurrection or hostility. Eisenhower used the “falling domino” theory, the Eisenhower doctrine, to insert America in Vietnam’s business on Communism and attempt to repel it. This was the start of what was known to Americans as the Vietnam War but, to the Vietnamese called the American War in 1954. This became known as the longest foreign war as it lasted from 1954 to 1975. For America, the Vietnam War was an utter failure because of poor decisions by the American Government, U.S. troops lack of guerrilla warfare training, the amount of loss of American soldiers, and the use of Agent Orange. In the end America failed in their aim of containing communism in Asia.
The United States went through five different presidents during the Vietnam War. Eisenhower was the first president involved in Vietnam War by sending military “advisors” and CIA spies into Vietnam. John F. Kennedy continued Eisenhower’s “Domino Theory” and sent more military “advisers” plus aid in the form of, sixty-five million dollars in military supplies and one-hundred and thirty-six million dollars in economic support. Lyndon B. Johnson became an “accidental” president when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Johnson found himself bound by Kennedy’s legacy but was unprepared for dealing with Vietnam War. Johnson sent more and more troops into Vietnam,…

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