Vietnam: How and Why the United States Got Involved
The conflict in Vietnam which is also called the Ten Thousand-Day War was an ongoing battle from 1945 to 1975. In the 30 years of fighting, the United States would lose over 57,000 men while Vietnamese dead numbered two million (Maclear 2). The Vietnam War is very interesting because many people have wondered how and why the United States got involved in a war that really didnít seem to concern
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the rebel reappeared, this time in the form of the Viet Cong (Scheer 78). The United States became involved militarily to show the world that their ideas could not be conquered.
Maclear, Michael. The Ten Thousand-Day War. New York: St. Martinís Press, 1981.
Scheer, Robert. How the United States Got Involved in Vietnam. Santa Barbara, CA: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1970.
Trager, Frank N. Why Vietnam?. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1968.