History – Vietnam War and Policy

Gavin P. Smith - Vietnam Failures Short Analysis
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 proliferation, the arms race, and deterrent (programs like “Star Wars”, etc.).