The ultimate cost of war is almost always the loss of liberty true defensive wars and revolutionary wars against tyrants may preserve or establish a free society, as did our war against the british but these wars are rare most wars are unnecessary, dangerous, and cause senseless suffering with. The vietnam today is no longer called a war in fact no war since world war i and ii have been wars instances like vietnam have merely been police interference or police actions there are still some arguments on why and how the us won or loss in vietnam. Let us resolve to never forget the costs of war, including the terrible loss of innocent civilians -- not just in vietnam, but in all wars for we know that while your sacrifice and service is the very definition of glory, war itself is not glorious. There are numerous parallels between america's wars in vietnam and iraq both were unnecessary, unjust wars that severely damaged the international reputa. What is the most unjust war america has fought in i'm split between iraq and vietnam, but i'll go with the latter it was a military victory but a political.
The war's effect on the vietnamese land and peopleabout 58,000 american soldiers were killed during the vietnam war, and another 304,000 were wounded without a doubt, the war took a terrible toll on the united states. America welcomes permanent war: vietnam and the demise of the anti-war movement protests helped bring an end to an unjust war now we turn a blind eye to extrajudicial murder and the loss. The vietnam war was a crime and any discussion of the war should begin with that fact when burns says that it was a serious of unfortunate mistakes, he is presenting pro-war propaganda, not history tonyvodvarka says. Examples of just wars in us history are world war two, korea, vietnam, desert storm examples of unjust wars and invasions are somalia, haiti, bosnia, kosovo and potentially a new unprovoked us invasion of iraq.
The unjust war theory justifying the escalation of the war in vietnam then wage a bloody war that kills thousands of innocent people, an international police. Even though it is a good 80 years since the book was written, every word in it rings as true as it must have been then as we think of the wars in vietnam, iraq, afghanistan and now in syria the book starts with the proposition that 'war is a racket' and asserts that big business mops up profits of the order 1000% more during wars than in. Vietnam war prior to 1964-us casualties were laos-2 killed in 1954 and vietnam 1946-1954 2 killed see f ^ iraq war see also casualties of the iraq war.
The catholic bishops forgot to include war in their list of issues for pro-life month john paul and cardinal ratzinger considered the war in iraq unjust at the. The war in iraq essay the vietnam war and iraq i will look beyond these potential motives to explain why the us involvement in the iraq war was unjust. The just war theory forum is an open resource for everyone concerned with issues of war, peace, justice, and reason in the 1991 gulf war against iraq, the.
The costs of war project is a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011 we use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in iraq, afghanistan, and pakistan. Click here to share justwartheorycom on to arms is the protection of innocent lives and this aim is usually 13-18 unjust war in iraq, the pelican. The war in vietnam was a dam waste sorry about the loss of your brother yes we were lied to about the reasons for the war just like bush lied about iraq and afanganistan. The wars on vietnam on to gulf war i, afghanistan, iraq, is, and the world and fought against the unjust wars on vietnam saw things change-those of us lived, largely undamaged. At the suggestion that we withdraw from vietnam, or not make war on iraq, the word appeasement was bandied about the glow of the good war has repeatedly been used to obscure the nature of all the bad wars we have fought since 1945.
It's their [south vietnam's] war to win we can help them but in the final analysis, it's their people and their government who have to win or lose this struggle president kennedy in september 1963 we are not about to send american boys nine or ten thousand miles from home [to. The wars in korea and indochina were extremely deadly while estimates of korean war deaths are mainly guesswork, the three-year conflict is widely believed to have taken 3 million lives, about. Research papers for vietnam war whether it be the loss of life, wealth or influence, war determines what a society becomes involvement in the vietnam war. God and war: what the bible says about the just war principle by gerald draayer introduction most people would probably agree that war is evil it's a destroyer of life, families, and in many cases the innocent.
Soldiers sent to fight the bad fight are right to be angry the politicians who send us to die and kill - in iraq, afghanistan or vietnam - must be held to account. Matt domsalla saass 601/5 just and unjust wars precis in just and unjust wars, the american political philosopher michael walzer from princeton university aims to provide a book of practical morality and to recapture the just war for political and moral theory. Eleven days into the war in iraq, the mood amongst the observer panel of irarqi exiles is sombre grief and shock over the loss of iraqi civilian lives last week, the participants told their. So many innocent lives are perishing only for one man's greed, stypidity adolf bush the current war in iraq is an example of an unjust war iraq.
During the vietnam war (1964 to 1975), there were 47,413 us military battle-related deaths, and 10,785 service members died from other causes in the five years of world war ii (1940-1945), 291,557 american troops lost their lives in combat, and 671,846 were wounded. What would be the difference between a just war and an unjust war from what you know of history, which of the following wars were just or unjust and why world war 2, vietnam, afghanistan and iraq war.