1 soldiers on both sides faced many difficulties and challenges during the vietnam war – including climate, terrain, the complex political situation and unclear military objectives. A collection of quotes about the vietnam war the vietnam war was arguably the most traumatic experience for the united states in the twentieth century. The philippine-american war, 1899–1902 after its defeat in the spanish-american war of 1898, spain ceded its longstanding colony of the philippines to the united states in the treaty of paris on february 4, 1899, just two days before the us senate ratified the treaty, fighting broke out between american forces and filipino nationalists led by. They started during the vietnam war edit the united states navy's sea, air, land teams, commonly known as the navy seals, are the us navy's principal special operations force and a part of the naval special warfare command and united states special operations command  seal is always capitalized in reference to members of the naval special warfare. 1960s- during the vietnam war, the united states were faced with two opponents, the nva and the viet cong (south vietnamese communist) this is a picture of a solider of the viet cong it is important because it shows their clothing, which was similar to the common citizens making it hard to identify the enemy. The tactics of guerrilla warfare were used successfully in the 20th century by-among others- mao zedong and the people's liberation army in the second sino-japanese. George washington was the first president of the united states, the commander-in-chief of the continental army during the american revolutionary war, and one of the founding fathers of the united states he presided over the convention that drafted the current united states constitution and during. Vietnam war essay 944 words | 4 pages how effective were the vietcong tactics of underground tunnels and booby traps in the vietnam war the vietnam war was a war that started during the late 1950s and ended during the late 1970s.
China was a primary source of weaponry and equipment to the viet cong weapons used during the guerrilla warfare were supervised by ho chi minh, the vietnamese communist leader and president of the democratic republic of vietnam different versions of the ak-47, along with various types of machine guns, booby traps, mortars, land mines and. Why did the united states fight the vietnam war ask for volunteers to share their answers, which will likely vary, but should include mention of the us. The military history of the united states spans a period it was the principal foreign actor in the korean war and vietnam war during this era nuclear weapons. Guerrilla warfare is a very unconventional style of warfare it refers to small conflicts where groups of stealthy combatants use the element of surprise to eliminate the opponent this tactic was widely used by the north vietnamese communists, also called the vietcong during some ambushes the vietcong guerrilla fighters would sneak up. What were north vietnamese tactics secondly, the nlf applied guerrilla warfare all over south vietnam guerilla was an unusual style of warfare using small and. Had the highest casualty rate during the vietnam war of any high school in the united states – a fact that’s confirmed by the vietnam veterans memorial fund.
Pows and because they were there longer than the normal soldiers were, they were treated badly when did france rule vietnam pre wwii what was the vietminh a. Us prisoners of war during the vietnam war members of the united states armed forces were held as prisoners of war (pows) in significant numbers during the vietnam war from 1964 to 1973 unlike us service members captured in world war ii and the korean war, who were mostly enlisted troops, the overwhelming majority of vietnam-era pows were.
Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military guerrilla groups are a type of violent non. The vietnam war was fought with the cold war aircraft, tanks, artillery, and infantry rifles (the m-14), that were developed during the 1950's, which were in turn influe nced by the results of the korean war which just ended in 1953 for example: the m-14 rifle replaced the m-1 rifle which had been used in wwii and korea.
1975-4-30 estimates of casualties of the vietnam war vary widely estimates include both civilian and military deaths in north and south vietnam , laos , and cambodia the second indochina war ( aka the vietnam war or the american war) began in 1955 and ended in 1975 when north vietnamese forces captured saigon during this period, the war escalated from an insurgency in south vietnam. 2005-6-30 members of the united states armed forces were held as prisoners of war (pows) in significant numbers during the vietnam war from 1964 to 1973 unlike us service members captured in world war ii and the korean war , who were mostly enlisted troops, the overwhelming majority of vietnam-era pows were officers, most. The vietcong were masters at moving through and blending into the local terrain: guerrilla tactics in december 1965, ho chi minh.
The us was trying to supply a war 8,000 miles from america the vietcong were supplied with weapons by china and russia their short (one-year) tour of service meant that american troops were always inexperienced the vietcong had been continuously at war since they resisted the japanese during the. Of all the wars that the united states has fought in, the vietnam war has compelled the most americans to question what we were fighting for and why was the vietnam. United states war crimes are the violations of the laws and customs of war of which the united states armed forces are accused of committing since the signing of the hague conventions of 1899 and 1907these have included the summary execution of captured enemy combatants, the mistreatment of prisoners during interrogation (torture), and. In the following years more and more american soldiers were sent to fight the vietcong and the north vietnamese army end of the vietnam war in 1973 north. Was a great deal of sparring during the vietnam war about whether the north vietnamese or us forces had carried the fight across the border to laos or cambodia. Vietnam war (chiến tranh việt nam) and in 1957 the north vietnamese began guerrilla warfare against the south the united states supported the anti-communist. During the cold war (1945–91), chinese leader mao zedong’s term revolutionary warfare became a staple, as did insurgency, rebellion, insurrection, people’s war, and war of national liberation regardless of terminology, the importance of guerrilla warfare has varied considerably throughout history.