Much of the war was fought in a non-traditional guerilla style, and there were many casualties on both sides. 2:53 – War begins in 1954. In the 21st century, Americans still bitterly argue about the war. For instance, in the 2004 presidential election, the Vietnam-era military service of both major candidates turned into a serious campaign issue. The Vietnam War was a period of American involvement in Southeast Asia from 1961-1975 in which U.S. troops fought to try to stop communist North Vietnam and its allies from overtaking South Vietnam. 1:06 – Beginning of the war when US deploys forces in 1965 to Vietnam. In Iraq it took just 2,000 dead for a majority of Americans to oppose the war. A powerful domestic antiwar movement that arose in the mid-1960s influenced a bipartisan group of U.S. congresspersons who by 1970 began to question openly the commitment of American troops to conflicts of uncertain national importance. The political legacies of the war began to surface even before North Vietnam's victory in 1975. A majority of Americans turned against the Vietnam War only when the number of U.S. dead exceeded 20,000. 1:37 – French returns to Vietnam after WWII. A Vietnamese Perspective on the Wars A review of ‘Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier’ Accounts of the Vietnam War from the perspective of Vietnamese are often overlooked, and books by South Vietnamese soldiers in particular are relatively rare. Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam Mission statement The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — which is being commemorated during this decade with a series of 50th anniversary events. Furthermore, America, the Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives by Daum et al., 2003 introduces the war as having essentially changed … 3:53 – 1964 North Vietnam begins sending complete units south. The Vietnam War is one of the most controversial and traumatic events in American history. Like everyone else, historians continue to debate the […] The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. But many others were poor or working-class teenagers who enlisted or were drafted into the military right out of high school. 4:33 – 1965 Americans begin fighting Some of these men were career military officers. The American Soldier in VietnamMore than 2.5 million American men served in Vietnam during the war. 3:29 – American advisors sent in 1961. 2:10 – Vietnam is split. Troyer told his family that he didn't "feel like marchin' in any protest march against Vietnam, but this war is worthless." American veteran of the Vietnam War Bill Dyke (R) hugs retired North Vietnamese Army soldier Mai Thuan at a meeting between veterans in Hanoi in 2000. Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective Book 7) Pierre Asselin 4.4 out of 5 stars 12