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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Comparison of Gulf War and Vietnam "No new taxes." This is a quote that most all of us remember from the 1992 presidential election. Along with it we remember that there were new taxes during that presidents term in office. There are a myriad of promises made things done in a presidential election year that have questionable motives as to whether they are done in the bes of the people or in the interests of the presidential candidate. These hidden interests are one of the biggest probl the political aspects of government in modern society. One of the prime examples of this is the Vietnam War. Alth South Vietnam asked for our help, which we had previously promised, the entire conflict was managed in order to end to the conflict. This can be seen in the selective bombing of Hanoi throughout the course of the Vietnam War Politically this strategy looked very good. However, militarily it was ludicrous. War is the one arena in which politic conflict, or police action that it has been committed to without political interference or control because of the prob and hidden interests which are always present when dealing with polit United States involvement in the Vietnam actually began in 1950 when the U. S. began to subsidize the French Army in South Vietnam. This involvement c which American Naval Vessels in South Vietnamese waters were fired upon by North Vietnam. On August 5, 196 President Johnson requested a resolution expressing the determination of the United Sates in supporting freedom protecting peace in southeast Asia ( Johnson ). On August 7, 1964, in response to the presidential request, Cong authorized President Johnson to take all necessary measures to repel any attack and to prevent aggression agai S. in southeast Asia ( United States ). The selective bombing of North Vietnam began immediately in response to resolution. In March of the following year U. S. troops began to arrive. Although the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution specifically stated that we had no military, political, or territorial ambitions in southeast Asia, the interests back ho quite a different story ( Johnson ). The political involvement in Vietnam was about much more than just promisedquite a different story ( Johnson )....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.
- Spring '08