vietnam - early days

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The Vietnam conflict took thousands of American and Vietnamese lives. Twenty five years after taking second place in this conflict it is easy to say what we should or should not have done, but hind sight is based on the results of history and the decisions made at the moment of living it. The leaders at this time only had two choices in dealing with Vietnam - one, to support the American dream and ideals …

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…advantages as the U.S. would not have acted any better. People cannot deal with nuclear weapons and fear. “Win, lose or draw, in Vietnam - in Greece - in Latin America (or wherever), we will continue to be the same sort of people, with the same sort of government, doing the same sort of things wherever and whenever we are able.” Again, people cannot deal with nuclear weapons and fear. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** attached later