The role of the united states in the vietnam war began after world war ii and escalated into full commitment during the vietnam war from 1955 to 1975 the us involvement in south vietnam stemmed from 20 long years of political and economic action these had the common incentive of ending the growing communist domination in vietnam. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. When the us escalated its presence in vietnam with the introduction of troops it was protecting its investment in the country in short south vietnam was a creation of the us and it didnt . Principally to deny china an excuse to replicate its korean war actions and intervene militarily in the vietnam war us ground forces operations were restricted to the territory of south vietnam north vietnam would remain off limits to us and south vietnamese ground combat forces throughout the war. Herrings theory about the failure of american actions in vietnam is a highly pragmatic in the style of realpolitik 14 but not conflicting with the loren baritzs socio cultural approach in his backfire a history of how american culture led us into vietnam and made us fight the way we did
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