Title

U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Politics, Policy, and Administration

Session Chair

Eliot Dickinson

Session Title

Political Science

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Eliot Dickinson

Abstract

This project examines the foreign policy theories that guided U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The goal is to determine what policy theories were used in determining whether the U.S. should get involved and then to determine if those theories were effective and successful. This has been done by examining the policy of containment, commitment, and the domino theory. Upon study of these policies, one can infer that they were, in fact, used to defend the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but they were not successful. The research done in this project shows that these lines of thinking are faulty ways of looking at foreign policy, and this project shows that U.S. action in the Vietnam War was unsuccessful because it was based on poor policy from the start.

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May 26th, 11:00 AM May 26th, 1:00 PM

U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

WUC Pacific Room

This project examines the foreign policy theories that guided U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The goal is to determine what policy theories were used in determining whether the U.S. should get involved and then to determine if those theories were effective and successful. This has been done by examining the policy of containment, commitment, and the domino theory. Upon study of these policies, one can infer that they were, in fact, used to defend the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but they were not successful. The research done in this project shows that these lines of thinking are faulty ways of looking at foreign policy, and this project shows that U.S. action in the Vietnam War was unsuccessful because it was based on poor policy from the start.