The Truth about the Vietnam War

Did the United States win or lose the Vietnam War? We are taught that it was a resounding loss for America, one that proves that intervening in the affairs of other nations is usually misguided. The truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it. The Communists in North Vietnam actually signed a peace treaty, effectively surrendering. But the U.S. Congress didn’t hold up its end of the bargain. In just five minutes, learn the truth about who really lost the Vietnam War.
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Decades back, in late 1972, South Vietnam and the United States were winning the Vietnam War decisively by every conceivable measure. That’s not just my view. That was the view of our enemy, the North Vietnamese government officials. Victory was apparent when President Nixon ordered the U.S. Air Force to bomb industrial and military targets in Hanoi, North Viet Nam’s capital city, and in Haiphong, its major port city, and we would stop the bombing if the North Vietnamese would attend the Paris Peace Talks that they had left earlier. The North Vietnamese did go back to the Paris Peace talks, and we did stop the bombing as promised.

On January the 23rd, 1973, President Nixon gave a speech to the nation on primetime television announcing that the Paris Peace Accords had been initialed by the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, the Viet Cong, and the Accords would be signed on the 27th. What the United States and South Vietnam received in those accords was victory. At the White House, it was called “VV Day,” “Victory in Vietnam Day.”

The U.S. backed up that victory with a simple pledge within the Paris Peace Accords saying: should the South require any military hardware to defend itself against any North Vietnam aggression we would provide replacement aid to the South on a piece-by-piece, one-to-one replacement, meaning a bullet for a bullet; a helicopter for a helicopter, for all things lost — replacement. The advance of communist tyranny had been halted by those accords.

Then it all came apart. And It happened this way: In August of the following year, 1974, President Nixon resigned his office as a result of what became known as “Watergate.” Three months after his resignation came the November congressional elections and within them the Democrats won a landslide victory for the new Congress and many of the members used their new majority to de-fund the military aid the U.S. had promised, piece for piece, breaking the commitment that we made to the South Vietnamese in Paris to provide whatever military hardware the South Vietnamese needed in case of aggression from the North. Put simply and accurately, a majority of Democrats of the 94th Congress did not keep the word of the United States.

On April the 10th of 1975, President Gerald Ford appealed directly to those members of the congress in an evening Joint Session, televised to the nation. In that speech he literally begged the Congress to keep the word of the United States. But as President Ford delivered his speech, many of the members of the Congress walked out of the chamber. Many of them had an investment in America’s failure in Vietnam. They had participated in demonstrations against the war for many years. They wouldn’t give the aid.

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  • The Democratic senate, and the democratic congress, or the democratic house never had poor ,and middle class american taxpayers all the way back when the democrats illegally shamed general mc arther during the korean war in 1952. Democratic senate Denyed general mc arther to prefrom his american duty to completly finish his campaine in north korea. That is why there is a north, and south korea. The democratic politicans never Had the best interest of the american people. Democratic senate and house were Just filling there own pockets with your hard earned taxes with blood money. Democratic politicans did the same thing to american generals during the vietnam war , having the american generals to fight the vietnam war with one hand tied to their dicks. America Promise arms after the american left the vietnam war, senate democrats denied promise arms to vietnam, and as a results of democratic senates neglagence,
    Over one million more deaths or blood on democratic senates hands
    America, now can you figure out why 20 american veterans were committing suside a day under the wings of a democratic party. The rich democrats just don't give a dam and spend our american taxes with no accountablity or resonsiblity. Just investigate democratic house speaker nancy pelose , where did she get over 400million in her own posesion while serving u.s. politics. Also investigate democrat nancy pelose, where did over millions of u.s. dollars come up unaccountable, missing, and disapeared while serving u.s.
    democratic office.

    JOHN B. RAMIREZ July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Man, I wonder where all those anti war politicians came from?? I wonder if democracy had anything to do with that.

    Beans July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Learning for asian countries : never trust usa

    #Nerves of steel July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Very funny America.

    Đông Lào July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • What trash! Rubbish! Distortion of the worst kind! If the war had been won, why did Defense Secretary Robert McNamara resign, calling the war 'unwinnable'? Nixon was voted as President only on the promise of ending the war and bringing American soldiers back home!

    Neelalohith Chitrapu July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Democrats are human trash.

    wayne matthews July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Just like we kept our word to our allies on the Iran deal. Just like we kept our word to our allies on the Paris climate change accords… But I guess it's ok if Republicans do it. This channel is intellectually dishonest and it doesn't even try to hide it.

    Christopher Ray July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • "Our enemy"
    "We stopped the bombing…"
    "Our only response…"

    Oh, so the American population was collectively involved in all this?

    Not impressed.

    Shadow Oxide July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • I work with a few guys that were refugees from South Vietnam.
    He landed in Canada when he was 13, he was on small boat that was barely sea worthy, no plan, mapped route or destination they just knew there was no future in Vietnam and taking chances at sea was the only option. After months a drift at sea, they finally seen land off in the distance but a boat was rushing towards them, they had no idea where they were. All the men tossed their guns overboard, if they ended up back in Vietnam they would have been killed, but if its US coast guards and they had guns they would be considered soldiers and unable to claim refugee status. He said that was the happiest day of his life…

    He has reconnected with 2 of his brothers, out of 8 siblings. That's always hit me the hardest.

    rage690 July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • The more I learn about our USA history, the more I’m disappointed in the Democratic Party

    Farmer PETE 07 July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • neighbouring cambodia with pol pot & khmer rouge is the peaceniks fault

    morecorethanjamiefoy July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Disgusting.

    Passive Solar July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • The left is always working in favor of the communists! Next to the war the commies killed millions of people in South Vietnam and Cambodia, and the Democrats have a share on this!
    I hate the left so much I became anti-democratic; a dictatorial right would be better than a democracy that allows communist helpers to govern!

    Trafle Drakel July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • This is sheer BS. A total distortion of the provisions of the Paris Agreement.

    de chenmo July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • This is straight up propaganda

    Messdp Messdp July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Damn shame

    RoPl July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply

    Dark History July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • so the Democrats screwed US over, still nothing has changed

    Rihana Jan July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • This is bulshit propaganda Nixon / Ford apologist the only reason why we fought the Vietnam War was for French rubber interest. One has to remember that Ho Chi Minh [x<was>x] (would have been )democratically elected, now we can't have that. We want our puppet Deim.

    Patrick Lynch July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • The US military staged the "Gulf of Tonkin incident" just to have an excuse to bomb North Vietnam, and to start military operations on South Vietnam.
    The US government has also helped Ngo Dinh Diem and the "Republic of Vietnam" to refuse the Vietnam General Election and now are you saying that North Vietnam broke the Geneva Convention first? Really?!

    Dancotta .P July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • If Republicans had their way we'd still be fighting in Vietnam

    chris swann July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • "The problem with Vietnam is that we didn't bomb them enough!" -PragerU

    Flavius Valerius Constantinus July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Oh no, USA forgot that they won. That's why South Vietnam is no more.

    FilipZ July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Yes. They wanted US troops withdrawn from the entire proxy war.

    Google or dictionary search proxy war.

    J Gray July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Of course forget the whole bombing cities and agent orange and all the other shit america did, just remember that communism BAD because… it killed 100 million people! Ok seriously, america failed in vietnam and communism didn't cause 100 million deaths, stalin and mao caused 100 million deaths.

    DaDARKPass July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • millions of innocent vietnamese died, but lets talk about why we "won"

    angrytacos July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Vietnam was lost well before America even actually committed combat troops . It was lost when the French left and America took over The south could never win the war because they never had the fight in spirit the North did . The ARVN were loosing double the number with just the advisors in play and many of the North Vietnamese commanders said had America not committed ground troops under LBJ they would have marched into siagon in 64 65

    theHarshness July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • So many died,for what?

    nikos pap July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • The question is not if the US did win but why the hell they invaded the legitime state in the first place.

    Michael Ablinger July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • Republicans are always saying government can't do anything right. The Vietnam war proved it.

    chris swann July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • All this was to "Avoid humiliation" per declassified CIA letters.

    USA breaking the Geneva Accords by cancelling Vietnam's first ever democratic presidential election then installing a brutal catholic puppet regime is the real basis for War.

    Viva Vietnam Independence from an unbrainwashed American.

    GreaterGood510 July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply
  • The US wanted to prevent South Vietnam falling to the communists in order to prevent a domino effect. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refered to this in 1954 (
    Given that the PAVn & Viet cong reached Saigon & "On 30 April 1975, PAVN troops entered the city of Saigon and quickly overcame all resistance, capturing key buildings and installations. A tank from the 304th Division crashed through the gates of the Independence Palace at 11:30 am local time and the Viet Cong flag was raised above it. "
    On 2 July 1976, North and South Vietnam were merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
    Clearly the US failed in the objectives it set out, thus it lost the war.

    Mr Won July 4, 2020 12:28 pm Reply

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