Vietnam and Iraq war. These two wars are very similar but they took place in very different time periods. The war of Vietnam was a war that took place in Vietnam and was considered one of the worst wars the U. S. has ever been involved in ever. Today we are at war in a place called Iraq. This county is located in the middle eastern area of the world and is a desert waste land. The reason I chose these two pieces of history is simple, they both arent really winning wars. The only two wars that have really been winning ones. At least thats what Iraq has really turned out to be so far.
These two wars both have had big anti war groups against them. Our president George W. Bush might go down as one of the worst presidents ever to run the United States of America because of the war he got the United States into. The United States has gone through a lot of wars that we didnt need to get involved in but those wars have always turned out to have a good outcome. The recent war we are in at the moment is a war that was started because supposivly the government found some papers on weapons of mass destruction from Sadam Housan in Iraq.
So pretty much the war we are involved in right now is over some papers that might not exist. This war was nicknamed the War on Terror because its sole purpose was to stop Iraqs terrorists from launching nukes at other countries. I am neither a supporter nor an anti war person on this war because I dont have enough information to actually make a decision. I believe that if we are still in Iraq there must be a darn good reason for it. Maybe our troops stumbled across some nuclear weapons and got rid of them.
Who knows? All I know is that we are shelling out a lot of money for such a expensive and not really productive war. Iraq has had few productive parts to the war. We found Sadam and he was executed and killed. Iraq overall is a more stable country now and school, hospitals, police forces, oil production are all supposedly a lot better in Iraq now. Were there ever any weapons of mass destruction found? Probably not but there are still productive things that occurred in Iraq.
Vietnam is similar to Iraq because it was to help another country not our own and in the end Vietnam was the only loosing war the United States of America was ever involved in so far. Vietnam was not a cheap war and caused a lot of deaths among the soldiers fighting for the United States of America. The Vietnam War was the longest of any military or army conflicts ever endured in the history of the U. S. history. The enemies in the warzones of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia killed more than 58,000 United States American soldiers. 304,000 United States Soldiers were wounded during this harsh time in United States History.
The Vietnam War was a considered a disaster for the United States Military forces that served in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975 involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese had struggled for their independence from France during the First Indochina War. At the end of this war, the country was temporarily divided into North and South Vietnam. North Vietnam came under the control of the Vietnamese Communists who had opposed France and who aimed for a unified Vietnam under Communist rule.
The South was controlled by Vietnamese who had collaborated with the French. In 1965 the United States sent in troops to prevent the South Vietnamese government from collapsing. Ultimately, however, the United States failed to achieve its goal, and in 1975 Vietnam was reunified under Communist control; in 1976 it officially became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. During the conflict, approximately 3 to 4 million Vietnamese on both sides were killed, in addition to another 1. 5 to 2 million Lao and Cambodians who were drawn into the war.