Explain the situation and after math of US involvement in the war in Vietnam

  • US entry into the war proved costly to the Vietnamese as well as to the Americans.
  • They remained in Vietnam from 1965 to 1972.
  • Thousands of US troops arrived with heavy weapons and tanks and were backed by the most powerful bombers of the time—B52.
  • They used Chemical weapons—Napalm, Agent Orange and Phosphorus bombs to destroy Vietnamese villages.
  • The US wanted to establish a democratic government in Vietnam.
  • The US watched the unification of North & South Taiwan with fear. It did not want the communist to gain power so it intervened.