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What war was similar to the Vietnam War?
In both wars, American forces were teamed up with local troops to help combat their common enemy. Many Vietnam and Afghanistan War vets have noted that their “friendly” counterparts often appeared distant and were known to have even protected the enemy at times.
What is the war between US and Afghanistan called?
The war was codenamed by the US as Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2014 and as Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from 2015 to 2021. Alternatively it has been called the US War in Afghanistan in certain countries.
What was different about the Vietnam War compared to the US previous wars?
The Vietnam War was different than any other war that the United States had fought to that point. This was largely because it was not mainly a war between armies. The major enemy for the US was more of a guerrilla organization that did not fight traditional battles.
How were the Vietnam and Korean war similar?
The Korean and Vietnam war are very similar in that both were the US’s attempt to fight communism by waging war in a distant third world country. Both wars were unpopular in the US and both led to a lack of victory.
What was the longest war?
Many believe this war will last for generations and may include repeated incursions into Afghanistan. America’s real longest war was the conflict against Native Americans, called the American Indian Wars, which most historians characterize as beginning in 1609 and ending in 1924.
How did the war in Vietnam compared with World War II?
World War II was declared unlike the Vietnam War. Around 50,000 men died in Vietnam and about 60 million in WWII. In both wars a huge reason for involvement was a nation being attacked in some way, in WWII in Pearl Harbor, and in the Vietnam the Gulf of Tokin. They also both fought using aircrafts a lot of the time.
How did the Vietnam War impact the United States and Vietnam?
The Vietnam War had far-reaching consequences for the United States. It led Congress to replace the military draft with an all-volunteer force and the country to reduce the voting age to 18. The war also weakened U.S. military morale and undermined, for a time, the U.S. commitment to internationalism.
Are the Korean War and Vietnam War the same?
Korea was largely “a war between two countries” – Vietnam was more a conflict within the country of South Vietnam. Korean War really was a war between two sides: North vs South, with a battle line where fighting took place between those armies.
What do Afghanistan and Vietnam have in common?
Also, Vietnam and Afghanistan both defeated an European power and than after a decade they both fought a civil war (Vietnam fought the French while Afghanistan fought the Russian.) Throughout the years Afghanistan and Vietnam have share many similarity, althought, the biggest one has to be their strategies in fighting their wars.
Did ‘friendly forces’ in Vietnam and Afghanistan protect the enemy?
Many Vietnam and Afghanistan War vets have noted that their “friendly” counterparts often appeared distant and were known to have even protected the enemy at times. A PF soldier patrol with a Marine unit during the Vietnam War.
Are the Afghanistan papers similar to Vietnam lies?
(INTERJECTION – In his below 24-page synopsis of his new book, “The Afghanistan Papers,” Craig Whitlock lays bare a cover-up of the Afghanistan war, VERY similar to the lies I remember the military brass kept repeating about Vietnam, virtually up to the very end. Lies that, while being in uniform at the time, I accepted as gospel.
What countries supported the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War?
At times, both Russia and China supported the North Vietnamese. By contrast, the United States’ recent involvement in Afghanistan followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, against the U.S. The attacks had been enabled by al-Qaida’s use of Afghanistan as its base.