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    During the Vietnam war, Chemical Warfare was used on the enemy, particularly with agent orange to which was used tactically and caused many negative effects for veterans and the Vietnamese. Agent orange was a chemical used in the Vietnam war that caused deforestation, hurt crops, and disabled veterans. The creator of agent orange was Monsanto who created the chemical designed for the U.S. Department of Defence to deforest the area and take out the crops so they could fight and weaken the…

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    opinion of the war quickly (Horten 37). The Vietnam War is a prime example of this war in the living room. At home, in America, people watched their newly bought televisions to see what was going on in Vietnam. The media was able to present the news as they saw it so the people’s opinion was typically changed based on what the media stated. This shows the influence of the new technology during the Vietnam era on the people of America. During the Vietnam era, there was a wave of new technology…

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    During the Vietnam War there were many tactics used by either side with varying degrees of success. One of the more distinct methods was the use of a very unconventional style of warfare used by the Vietnamese that was called guerrilla warfare. This baffled the Americans as they had never encountered this style before and were only used to the conventional style of warfare. The Vietcong was a very different enemy to any that the US had ever faced before and would challenge their fighting…

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    The ability to transmit the images and the state of the war almost instantly made the Vietnam the first living room war. Photographs, such as those by Eddie Adams, could sway public opinion on the drop of a hat. Political cartoonists had field days as they were unrestricted and more brazen in their works. Arguably the most influential photograph…

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    air support, during World War II and Korea, utilized fixed forward weapon systems, primarily through strafing roles. While these aircraft were very effective during their conflicts, a new issue arose out of the dense foliage jungle canopies of Vietnam. Many of these newer aircraft utilized jet engine propulsion, which led to pilots struggling to identify targets, especially during multiple engagement on the same target (Ballard, 1982). Given the vital successes of previous conflict impacts…

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    “It was at that moment, America knew, they fucked up”. The Vietnam war was not just any ordinary war. To this day, there is still a lot of controversy over the United States’ involvement in the war overseas in a communist dominated country. There is definitely hatred and regret of the people that watched it all live in their homes; as well as the soldiers that went through the scarring experience themselves. It will be probably never be fully understood why America decided to take part in the…

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    The Vietnam War and the Fragmentation of American Society At the end of World War Two, Americans experienced a period of remarkable national consensus and of “fervent faith in American exceptionalism.” Despite having deployed atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which caused the excruciating deaths of tens of thousands of civilians, many Americans viewed their country as exceptionally benevolent in its treatment of others. As historian Christian Appy writes in American Reckoning: The Vietnam…

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    The Vietnam War: One Soldier’s Perspective Like many others who were serving, my grandfather, Ronald Gene Huffman, was young. Huffman served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1989. He served in Cantho, Vietnam in the 1960s. He was a member of the Military Police. He retired as a 1st Sergeant E-8. He claims he joined the military because then you either joined or you got drafted, simple as that. You joined so you could pick the branch of service you wanted to be a part of and the job you…

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    “You don 't cure PTSD. You learn to manage it” (Ansberry).When soldiers are in war they can experience terrifying and severe events that negatively affect their lives. These events can stay in the brain for years causing PTSD. After the Vietnam War the term PTSD was still very new so as a result not much treatment was offered to veterans. This lack of treatment has made it very hard for veterans to adapt to normal life. The United States government has programs available for PTSD victims but,…

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    The Cause and Effect of Student Protests During the Vietnam War As each year of the war passed, the casualty list got longer and longer and victory seemed further away. Americans, students in particular, could no longer bear the effects the war had on their daily lives. A large aspect of war that propelled the students to resist was the draft. The draft was a system meant to choose people randomly for service, but in reality it chose working class men and African Americans disproportionately…

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