Vietnam, China and the Oil Rig Crisis: Who Blinked?
Further, as one Hanoi-based diplomat noted in private to The Diplomat, “if in fact the June CC meeting ‘unanimously resolved to condemn Chinese aggression and encroachment’, why did ... they are to lurch into an alignment with the United States ...
A pretense for war in Vietnam
As historian Marilyn Young notes, U.S. propaganda in support of its intervention in Vietnam ... of the poorest countries in the world. WHY DID the United States choose the course of total war in Vietnam? Why did they believe they could win a war against ...
Iran-Syria Alliance: Why the United States and Western Allies Should Not Intervene in Syria?
Outlets have been saturated with writings by pundits and policy analysts who are beating the drum for the U.S. to intervene in Syria or pushing the U.S. to take a leadership role as it did in case ... arguments for why the United States should refrain ...
Vietnam War / 1959-1975
Why did the United States get involved in war in Vietnam ... during that intervention, more than 3 million people were killed. This is not to denigrate the valor and courage of the American troops. The "grunts" followed orders, went into battle in a ...
TWE Remembers: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
By the time the destroyers broke off their “counterattack,” they ... United States and to prevent further aggression.” Johnson had what he took to be Congress’s firm backing if he chose to intervene more substantially in Vietnam. And eventually he did.