Short Analysis – Vietnam Failures

For the past few decades, debates continue over why the U.S. experienced failure in Vietnam.  Did the U.S. suffer from a lack of total commitment from civilian leaders and handicap itself in prosecution of the war effort?  Did the military have the wrong style and plan for executing the war?  Did the U.S. ever fundamentally […]

Short Analysis – Vietnam Draft

Since the birth of the United States, a military draft (also known as conscription) has been utilized in all major wars, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  However, conscriptions were broad and existed only during extreme wartime needs.  There was no federal infrastructure in place […]

Sample Withdrawal Recommendation – Vietnam

Confidential/Classified To: POTUS  RE: Directive –Recommended Actions for Vietnam Conflict  The situation is dire in Vietnam and calls for the United States to make a pivotal decision.  With further destabilization of South Vietnam and further militarization of North Vietnam, the United States now faces two potential conclusions: 1) more decisive and direct involvement militarily, or […]

Sample Policy Objectives – Vietnam 1968

Memo – Confidential/Classified To: POTUS RE: Directive – Overall Policy Objectives and Recommended Actions for Southeast Asia  In the matter regarding current instability within Southeast Asia, it is recommended that the United States immediately bring all ideological, psychological, diplomatic and economic powers and means to bear on the Southeast Asia theatre, particularly in the Associated […]

Vietnam in My Life

When I was born in March of 1973, Vietnam had barely come to a close.  The Cold War was turning into a high-stakes nuclear staring match between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. throughout much of the 1970s until the late 1980s.  Those were the days of Reagan and Gorbachev, times that were marked by nuclear […]