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The battles of the United States and the consequences of these.
- Essay length: 3234 words
- Submitted: 18/11/2003
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"Once on the tiger's back, we cannot be sure of picking the place to dismount"
-George Ball- (Donaldson 1996: 106)
Throughout the twentieth century, the United States has actively entered in an array of unforgettable battles, for instance, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Even though these wars had awarded the United States the prestige and made it into the fame of superpower, the Vietnam War, amongst many wars, exceptionally brought the United States the massive casualties of manpower, a humiliated military defeat as well as the political setback. The road to the longest and most decisive war continually lasted over many presidencies. Five presidents - Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon - had struggled with the dilemma of the Vietnam War.
Seemingly, none of them was very successful whereas, for some, their attempt had been proved to destroy the creditability of their own presidencies. Literally, in relation to the Vietnam War, many scholars began their researches upon the nature and the cause of the American defeat. Nevertheless, very few scholars have devoted their efforts to answer why the
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