How did America handle the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Minh, Viet Cong and NVA? Why were unable to beat them? How did they react to their loss of war?
This website answers these simple questions in 3 pages included in my Navigation Menu, Vietnamese Tactics, Struggling America and Reaction to loss.
It includes information about the guerrilla tactics that the Viet Ming, Viet Cong and NVA use against the U.S Military during the Vietnam War in Vietnamese Tactics. Struggling America will explain how and what the Viet Minh, Viet Cong and NVA did to defeat the army that was seen as the most 'powerful economic military in the world' , how America was unable to defeat and manage the Vietnamese. Also in Reaction to loss will explain how the nation reacted to their loss of the Vietnam War, the rational behind the U.S joining the Vietnam War, and the reasons to why they resulted in pulling out of the war in 1975.
Significance to New Zealand in Vietnam War
The significance New Zealand had to the Vietnam War as they were to a part of the ANZUS Alliance. The New Zealand Army arrived in Vietnam in 1964 with their 3500 troops to support the American troops to honour their obligation to the ANZUS Alliance. Due to their similar terrain and foliage, the New Zealand soldiers managed to adjust to the Vietnam landscape to fight immediately along with the U.S Military. Although, New Zealand's military made no match to the guerrilla tactics of the Chinese trained Vietnamese. After 8 years of fighting, in 1972, Norman Kirk who was the current Prime Minister removed all troops from Vietnam, 3 years before President Gerald Ford removed the U.S Military from failed war. The Vietnam War brought a turning point in the evolution of New Zealand's post-war foreign and security policies. The New Zealand veterans, like the American veterans, suffered long time illnesses from Agent Orange, and also post traumatic stress disorders.