The Vietnamese war was a civil war between North and South Vietnam. The issue shouldve been solved between the Vietnamese people. There was no need for the US to intervene. Even though the US feared communism, Vietnam's communism did not effect the surrounding countries. The US was just being nosy
Yes, I believe that American were wrong to interject ourselves into this conflict. We are not world police and should really stop acting as such. Vietnam was an un-winnable war that was raged at the wrong time. It was reckless and in the end it was not our war to fight.
No, America was not wrong to fight in Vietnam, because the Domino Theory of communism had started to take shape. America had to stop communism before it spread to even more countries. There were also atrocities that the north was perpetuating against its own people. The United States needed to step in before it got any worse.
I do not think that America was wrong to fight in Vietnam. I think that America knew that it had to fight in Vietnam to help fight against the spread of communism as well as help prevent the genocide of a group of people. While the decision may seem to have been a wrong one today, it was still just.
The decision of the U.S. to conduct Vietnam as a police action rather than making the case for war was wrong, however, the threat of militaristic communism by North Vietnam deserved a military response and the U.S. was right to fight that war. Consider the difference between North and South Korea, if the U.S. had won in Vietnam, south Vietnam might have been a prosperous country as well.
Use of physical force to accomplish the political, economic and moral goals of a nation is neither right nor wrong. The true evil of the Vietnam War was in the failure, by design and by choice, to establish clear entry and exit conditions before initiating combat. While maintaining a constant, "no end in sight" conflict was very beneficial to the economy of the United States, it accomplished very little good politically for the nation. And worse, it created a deep split in the moral fabric of the country. The warfare itself was neutral--the leadership was what made for all that was "wrong" about the Vietnam action.