The vietnam war and the iraq war were fought for different reasons, which makes any comparison moot vietnam was fought to stop the spread of communism and to try to keep south vietnam free the iraq war is being fought for the freedom of the usa and to stop terrorism. Vietnam was a conventional war using all conventional weapons (no atomic weapons) b-52 bombers accounted for untold thousands of nva (north. In this essay i am going to compare the vietnam war with the war in iraq describing three ways in which the war in vietnam differs from the war in iraq three ways the two wars differ are the reason for war, number of deaths, and the cost.
While the iraq war despite its better outcome when compared to the vietnam's legacy, had a higher number of casualties than the gulf war and with a duration much longer than the gulf war, driving american public approval of the war to the bottom. The gulf war as compared to vietnam, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature. Generational contrasts are implicit today when casualties in iraq are referred to as light, either on their own or in comparison to vietnam the center for strategic and budgetary assessments, for. Because of the infamy of the vietnam war, it is an obvious candidate for comparison to the war in iraq this paper is a comparison between the insurgencies and counterinsurgencies of iraq and vietnam.
Bombing in vietnam, i had no doubt we would bomb iraq if i was going to be the military commander he went on to essay uk, comparison of gulf war and vietnam. An ongoing subtext in the war with iraq is whether the situation will turn into another vietnam for the united states -- that is, a war with high us casualties and little obvious progress toward its stated goals while it is too early to say whether iraq will be similar to vietnam in this regard. Tons of bombs: 2nd iraq war - 80,000 tons 1st iraq war - 88,500 tons korean war - 600,000 tons ww ii - 2,150,000 tons vietnam - 7,662,000 tons now admittedly bombs are more accurate in the later wars but if you want to think about the scale, th. How afghanistan is and isn't another vietnam talk about how this war is obama's vietnam, but the president rejected the analogy of comparing afghanistan now to iraq in 2006, a comparison.
The iraq war is opposed by plutocratic billionaire leftists, the leftist propaganda press, and their academic camp followers the wealth of todays opponents means that the opposition is extremely. Debates about the similarities and differences between the wars in vietnam and iraq have lacked agreed criteria for comparison comparing wars is proposed. Wwwssoarinfo war casualties and us presidential popularity: a comparison of the korean, vietnam and iraq war geys, benny veröffentlichungsversion / published version. Pundits, journalists, and scholars are once again comparing the conflict in iraq to the vietnam war after the us invaded iraq in 2003, observers began drawing the analogy in earnest, and now. Actually, a point-by-point comparison of the two wars suggests that it's worse than that for starters, though vietnam was hugely destructive in human terms, strategically it was just a medium-sized blunder.
In comparison, more than 58,200 us troops died in the vietnam war between 1955 and 1975, and more than 4,500 have died so far in the iraq war since 2003 — which adds up to more than 62,700. In vietnam the military/industrial complex made profits in iraq profits were made by haliburton deception is definitely common to both wars (involvement of politicians as mentioned above. An attack on syria would be exactly like iraq, afghanistan, libya, kosovo, and world war i but it would also be absolutely nothing like iraq, afghanistan, libya, kosovo, world war i, and vietnam. Revolution through current conflicts in iraq, afghanistan, and elsewhere this report for the costs of the vietnam war and of the 1990-1991 major us wars. Vietnam, iraq & afghanistan: different or the same and obama failed to lead the american people in support of the wars as compared to vietnam, our troops in.
How did the life of soldiers during the iraq war compare to that of the vietnam war update cancel ad by atlassian jira official site vietnam, and iraq wars. Afghan war draws comparisons to vietnam war november 02, 2009 9:25 am share what i found being in afghanistan was problems all too familiar of not only in iraq, but in vietnam years ago. Compare and contrast iraq and afghanistan wars iraq and afghanistan wars what do president hamid karzai of afghanistan and iraqi prime minister ayad allawi have in common, and whar are similarities and differences between iraq and afghanistan war. With all the misguided attempts to compare our current struggle in iraq with america's most disastrous prior war, it's crucial for informed citizens to understand the profound contrasts and.
Answer: 1 there are some tactical parallels between iraq and vietnamhowever, these two countries and conflicts might have taken placein an alternate dimension in iraq there is no ho chi minh. Wwi, wwii, the korean war, and the vietnam war, were fought against another nation involving those other country's air force, navy, and army in addition, negotiations for peace or surrender was.
The vietnam and iraq wars: the antithesis of realism: policy makers are rational actors who use distinct ideologies in forming their preferences and deciding on which courses of policy to pursue. Comparing iraq and vietnam jun 19, with all due respect to bacevich and his extensive credentials, i must take issue with this line on the vietnam war in his piece: by comparison, even. This paper makes a comparison of gi resistance to the vietnam war and the iraq war the first section examines the makeup of the military in the two wars.