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What are some of the main reasons we lost the Vietnam war?

  1. profile image60
    peter565posted 2 years ago

    What are some of the main reasons we lost the Vietnam war?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    It was just a chess game between the U.S. and Russia.
    Our hearts were never in it as citizens of the U.S. In fact many people were protesting the government's role. It's hard to win any war when the citizens are not in support of it in a free democracy.
    Subsequent to President Clinton's normalization announcement, in August 1995, both countries upgraded their Liaison Offices opened during January 1995 to embassy status. As diplomatic ties between the nations grew, the United States opened a consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City, and Vietnam opened a consulate in San Francisco, California.
    U.S. relations with Vietnam have become deeper and more diverse in the years since political normalization. The two countries have broadened their political exchanges through regular and regional security.
    Ironically the U.S. never stopped importing products from Russia. (Vodka, frozen crab, cod fish, caviar, tires, and other things.)
    If someone was really your "enemy" would you drink or eat anything they sent you? Russia also imports products from the U.S. At the time of the Vietnam war the goal of the U.S. was to stop the spread of communism around the globe. Strategic wars seldom win over the hearts and minds of everyday citizens whose sons and daughters are asked to lay their lives on the line.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    Our military and political leaders never understood the enemy and how to defeat them.  They thought if they killed enough of them, they would be defeated and that would be all there was to it.  Americans eventually got tired of seeing their young people killed for the reasons that were given and forced the President to put an end to it.  Sound familiar?

  4. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 2 years ago

    1. The US never declared war and invaded North Vietnam
    2. The US government never sought to achieve a formal unconditional surrender from the North Vietnamese government

  5. wba108@yahoo.com profile image79
    wba108@yahoo.composted 11 months ago

    We had won every battle of the Vietnam war and even North Vietnam had acknowledged that the US bombing raids we're successful and agreed to a ceasefire. We where winning the war by every objective measure.

    But because of the misinformation of a subversive leftist movement in America and in the media, the American public was fooled into thinking we were losing rather than winning in Vietnam and also demoralized the American public.

    As of 1974 America had won in Vietnam but the Congress that was voted in were leftist Democrats who sold out America and South Vietnam by cutting off the funding for our South Vietnamese allies while Red China and Soviet Russia continued to pour in money and Arms into North Vietnam. That is the why we lost the Vietnam war.