America signed the Paris Peace Accords with North and South Vietnam and had already celebrated victory here. Then Nixon resigned, an anti-war Democratic Congress was elected, and we broke our promise of aiding them in case the North attacked the South again (which was part of the treaty) and full-out withdrew. As a result, the North went and took over the South, and a Vietnamese genocide followed.
Now do I think we should have gotten involved not really. But once we did I think there was no turing back. The Freanch asked us to help, so we came. The south vitnameas wanted us to help them so we did. The problem was our tactics sucked. Along with the cities in south vitname loving us, the country silde hated us and we didn't trust them. Both sildes did some bad things. But it was in the name for democracy, and to protect our nation. We pulled out due to our public hating us, our failure of forcing us always on the defense. This is one of those wars where there was no clear good or bad guys.
I just think we should have been more objective in the thought process as to how to go about dealing with the North Vietnamese and Vietcong.
As long as Americans were killed and they lost im ok with it
bullsh*t war just like the hawks are trying to do today
Tonkin incident was a false flag attack. Like what Renegade said, the war was a huge waste of precious life.
South Vietnam was a pathetic excuse for a nation, it initiated massive torture campaigns, was unbelievably corrupt and oppressed the Buddhists (who made up 90% of the population). Now North Vietnam was also oppressive to political and religious minorities but at least it was far more stable than the South. The US should have forced South Vietnam to abide by the Geneva Accords, have the election, and perhaps used that leverage to establish some protection for political dissidents in Vietnam.