Vietnam War

Political Science / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Examines American foreign & diplomatic policy toward Vietnam War; effects of American public opinion; history; policies of four U.S. Presidents.

“This research paper examines American foreign and diplomatic policy toward the Vietnam War and the effects of American public opinion on that policy.
From the late 1940s American policy toward Vietnam was dictated by Cold War considerations –i.e. the imperative need as perceived by American foreign policymakers to contain communist expansion in French Indochina, and, after 1954, to prevent a communist takeover in South Vietnam. Up until the escalation of American military involvement in the Vietnam War under President Lyndon Johnson and for some time thereafter, American public opinion was supportive of the government’s Vietnam policy. As, however, American casualties mounted and the indeterminable…”


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