“U.S. entry into the war in Vietnam marked a new phase that proved costly to Vietnamese as well as to the Americans.” Analyse the statement

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US entry into the war in Vietnam marked a new phase:

  • From 1965-1972 many (over 403100) US personnel served in Vietnam (7484 were women).
  • Many (about 47244) died in the battle and a large number of people (303704) were wounded.
  • Out of the wounded, 23014 were listed 100% disabled.
  • This phase of struggle with the US troops arrived equipped with heavy weapons and tanks and most powerful bombs.
  • Destroyed many villages and decimated jungles.
  • Civilians died in large numbers.