Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss the importance of the Vietnam War

[American imperialism has
suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina. But the same forces are engaged in
another war against a much less resilient enemy: the American people. Here,
the prospects for success are much greater. The battleground is ideological,
not military. At stake are the lessons to be drawn from the American war.
In Indochina; the outcome will determine the course and character of new
imperial ventures.]

Trailer: ‘The Vietnam War,’ a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

The Vietnam War had a major impact on the United States and the soldiers who fought in it.

Vietnam War: Remembering the conflict

As a result of the lacking knowledge of Agent Orange, the United States and Vietnam are still cleaning up the herbicidal mess that could have been avoided (Magnuson)....

Vietnam War: A timeline of U.S. entanglement

Most Americans couldn’t even tell you where Vietnam was on a map much less why we sent so many soldiers to fight a civil war half way around the world because most Americans did not think that communism was not an immediate threat....

The Vietnam War was a violent and costly war that needed many men to fight for its cause.

in Wounds of War: the Psychological Aftermath of Combat in Vietnam p.

As a matter of fact, the Vietnam War was several wars, but it was not until 1962 that America had their first combat mission, however, Americans were killed during ambushes by the Vietnamese before the first combat mission.

The Vietnam war was a war of confusion, competition and biasness.

Deep in the woods of western Oregon, a group of men trudges through mud and rain, wearing full army fatigues and using slang not overheard since the Nixon administration. The men are reenacting the Vietnam War and award-winning filmmakers Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara were there tell their story in the new documentary “In Country.”

So why did the US become involved in the Vietnam War.

Robert Buzzanco claims that Americans were not involved in the conflict from its beginning, because they were not interested in Vietnam at the end of World War II.

This crucial offensive is considered the turning point of the Vietnam War.

It is called the Vietnam War....


“In Country,” a new documentary from filmmakers Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara, follows a group of men who are dedicated to authentically reenacting the Vietnam War.

The war lasted 25 years killing many people and eventually the North Vietnamese won....

This is the main reason America was involved in the Vietnam war.

MEGHAN O’HARA: One of the things we really struggled with, which I think a lot of filmmakers who deal with subjects of war or any other violence or trauma, is what to show. For us, what we found ourselves most drawn to, that moved us the most towards some understanding of that experience, were these testimonial interviews in the field. It’s interesting to have that present tense (from soldiers fighting in Vietnam) along with the present tense of the reenactments and the similar kinds of modern day footage, the home movies that our guys brought back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

In only the Vietnam War was the United States’ very participation criticized....

The Vietnam War was indeed a time of confusion.

The Vietnam soldiers felt that they had a responsibility to protect their country and its people.
During the Vietnam War time period, many men were off living their own life, but that all ended when they got drafted into the war.