Explain 3 reasons why many people felt that America should not be involved in the Vietnam War? 

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There were many reasons why some people thought that the United States should not be involved in the Vietnam War.  Let us examine three of those reasons:

  1. Some Americans thought that the Vietnam War did not concern the US.  It was being fought in a tiny country far from the...

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There were many reasons why some people thought that the United States should not be involved in the Vietnam War.  Let us examine three of those reasons:

  1. Some Americans thought that the Vietnam War did not concern the US.  It was being fought in a tiny country far from the United States.  Vietnam was not important and so the US should not have fought a war because of that country’s fate.
  2. Some Americans thought that communism really was not that much of a threat.  The Vietnam War was fought in hopes of preventing the spread of communism.  Some Americans argued that communism was not such a bad thing that it was worth it to fight a war to stop communism in which tens of thousands of Americans and a million or more Vietnamese would die.
  3. Some Americans thought that the US was conducting the war in an immoral way.  They felt that the US military was killing innocent people during its operations.  They felt that it was ruining Vietnam by using things like Agent Orange.  In general, they felt that the US was trying to win the war regardless of the cost to the Vietnamese and they felt that that was wrong.

For all of these reasons and more, some Americans thought the US should not be involved in the Vietnam War.   

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