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Author: Russ Witcher
ISBN: 0773449612
Language: English
Pages: 132 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press (December 20, 2008)
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This book examines how the war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle . Dr. Russ Witcher is a profess of Communication at Tennessee Tech University.

This book examines how the war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle within the United States between the executive and the legislative branches of government over war-making powers. The war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle within the United States between the executive and the legislative branches of government. Congress believed it had been denied its war-making powers by presidential fiat and obfuscation in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. By the time of the Nixon administration.

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1973 in the Vietnam War began with a peace agreement, the Paris Peace Accords, signed by the United States and South Vietnam on one side of the Vietnam War and communist North Vietnam and the insurgent Viet Cong on the other. Although honored in some respects, the peace agreement was violated by both North and South Vietnam as the struggle for power and control of territory in South Vietnam continued.

The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted 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. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. After Ho’s communist forces took power in the north, armed conflict between northern and southern armies continued until a decisive the northern Viet Minh’s decisive victory in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954.

Most importantly, Congress never forced an immediate end to the wa.

Most importantly, Congress never forced an immediate end to the war. To the contrary, in 1964, Congress granted the president broad authority to use force, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s it continued to fund military operations after the war had turned into a quagmire. But compared to Congress during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Vietnam-era legislature compiled an impressive record in challenging flawed presidential decisions. A similar dynamic could be seen in the debate surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in August 1964.

During the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg leaked confidential information to. .Americans against involvement in the Vietnam war who supported peace.

During the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg leaked confidential information to the press. These Pentagon Papers revealed that the government had kept information about the war from Congress and the public. At the debate he is asked how he would handle the communists in eastern Europe and he said there were none and this apparently sealed his fate. Only president to not have been elected president or vice president and still become president. US troop tactic used to seek out secret Viet Cong hiding places and destroy the villages that they stayed in. Agent Orange.

542 November 7, 1973 Joint Resolution Concerning the war powers of Congress and the President. Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This joint resolution may be cited as the War Powers Resolution.

Map showing the division between North Vietnam and South Vietnam . The two countries were divided along the 17th Parallel, also known as the Line of Demarcation. Nixon ultimately expanded the war into neighboring Laos and Cambodia, while simultaneously encouraging the Vietnamization of the war effort, which entailed the gradual withdrawal of US troops and an increasing reliance on the South Vietnamese armed forces. Congress passed the War Powers Act in 1973, in a clear attempt to reassert a measure of control over the making of foreign policy and to impose constraints on presidential power.

South Vietnamese forces crossed into Cambodia and Laos in early . The peace settlement enabled the United States to withdraw from the war and welcome the American prisoners of war back home

South Vietnamese forces crossed into Cambodia and Laos in early February 1971. The North Vietnamese had anticipated the incursion into Laos, known as Lam Son 719, and massed their forces in an attempt to annihilate the South Vietnamese. The peace settlement enabled the United States to withdraw from the war and welcome the American prisoners of war back home. Neither of the Vietnamese parties abided by the settlement, however, and the war continued.

Vietnam War (1954–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong . It granted him broad latitude in handling the struggle against communism in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam War (1954–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Was the Vietnam War technically a war? By nearly every metric, the Vietnam War was, in the common sense of the word, a war.

This book examines how the war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle within the United States between the executive and the legislative branches of government over war-making powers. The war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle within the United States between the executive and the legislative branches of government. Congress believed it had been denied its war-making powers by presidential fiat and obfuscation in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. By the time of the Nixon administration, Congress was beginning to assert its war powers. With a solid Democratic majority in Congress and even many Republicans opposed to Nixon's military actions in South Vietnam and Cambodia, the president was tempting Congress to assert its power at his own expense. This is exactly what happened with Watergate. As a result of the disclosure of this scandal, the presidency was seriously weakened to such an extent that Congress was able to pass a War Powers Resolution over the president's veto, giving it expanded jurisdiction in matters of war and peace.