By Larry H. Addington
Addington reports the background of pre-colonial Vietnam, the influence of French imperialism and the Indochina warfare, and the chilly battle origins of yank involvement. He then info U.S. coverage after the 1954 Geneva Accords, its position within the institution of South Vietnam, and the outbreak of a brand new battle. Turning to America's deepening involvement, Addington examines the U.S. innovations for waging air and floor struggle, the effect of the conflict at domestic, and the explanations for the failure of U.S. coverage less than President Johnson. He reports the successes and screw ups of the coverage of withdrawal lower than President Nixon and concludes with an summary of the war's aftermath and its legacy.
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British troops, then in the process of driving the Japanese from Malaya, would follow the same policy in their zone south of the 16th parallel. A final post-war political solution for Vietnam and the rest of the Indochinese states would await decisions to be made after the war. S. military advisers under Major Allison Thomas, with a supply of arms for the VMLA. As DEER TEAM began training the VMLA, now grown to several thousand men and women, the Americans found their Vietnamese students were extremely quick in mastering the assembly of small arms (such as rifles, machine guns, and mortars), and the carrying out of small-unit tactics.
Pacific fleet, normally located at San Pedro in California, at its advanced base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. But the Japanese remained undeterred by Roosevelt's actions. They signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in September 1940, one that obligated the European Axis powers to come to Japan's aid if it was attacked by another Pacific power. The Pact was obviously aimed at the United States. Emboldened by their Axis alliance, in the summer of 1941 the Japanese pressured the French into allowing them to march into southern Vietnam.
Ho soon sought to win its approval and support, and as the OSS learned of the Viet Minh's activities, gradually it and The Geography of Vietnam and Its History to World War Two | 25 Ho moved toward collaboration in the common interest of defeating the Japanese. When American forces under General MacArthur invaded the Philippines in October 1944, Ho believed that they would soon also land in Indochina. Hence, the time for armed struggle had arrived. Accordingly, in December Ho authorized the creation of the first unit of what was to become the Viet Minh Liberation Army (VMLA) with Vo Nguyen Giap as its commander.
America’s War in Vietnam: A Short Narrative History by Larry H. Addington