Was the U.S. right to enter the Vietnam War?
Yes, under the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO); Asia’s version of NATO, alliances post World War II to stop the expansion of communism.
The mistakes were made by the Johnson administration by expanding the war after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964. After the incident, it was decided by the administration and under the worst secretary of defense in our nation’s history, Robert S. McNamara, that U.S. Forces would do most of the fighting.
In spite of no gun on the F-4 Phantom in a gunfight over Hanoi, the misuse of the F-105 and the M-16 rifle, we won all of the battles.
In 1975, the Democrat-controlled Congress cut the money off and ran out on the Paris Peace Treaty. Several million people died in Laos and Cambodia as a result.
This was just like the Obama administration ran out on Iraq; we lost on both decisions. That is on the cowards in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. military did its job well, paid with lives and blood.
Robert C. Sherwood, Los Banos, Cpl. U.S. Marine Corps