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  1. #1 Why is the Korean War the "Forgotten War"? 
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    You have the big two wars of the 20th Century (for us anyway)--WWII and Vietnam--but it seems like both the Korean War, and it's veterans have been sort of forgotten in comparison. Why is this? It was a brutal conflict, of a similar nature to Vietnam, yet you know which of those two is remembered by "popular history." Sure, it was not a conflict on the grand scale of World War II, but the men who fought in Korea were veterans just as much as any other veteran, and were brave men, and they should get more recognition.

    Also, why did Vietnam so divide America? It seems like that it is one of the defining historical notes of both the 1960s and 1970s...I think the media used it to push an anti-American agenda, to be honest. The media and the Hippies are what made us ''lose.'' I personally believe Vietnam was a worthy cause that should have gotten more support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtintheMiddle1990 View Post
    You have the big two wars of the 20th Century (for us anyway)--WWII and Vietnam--but it seems like both the Korean War, and it's veterans have been sort of forgotten in comparison. Why is this? It was a brutal conflict, of a similar nature to Vietnam, yet you know which of those two is remembered by "popular history." Sure, it was not a conflict on the grand scale of World War II, but the men who fought in Korea were veterans just as much as any other veteran, and were brave men, and they should get more recognition.

    Also, why did Vietnam so divide America? It seems like that it is one of the defining historical notes of both the 1960s and 1970s...I think the media used it to push an anti-American agenda, to be honest. The media and the Hippies are what made us ''lose.'' I personally believe Vietnam was a worthy cause that should have gotten more support.
    it was overshadowed by WW2 and Nam. right in the middle. and nobody gave a good god damned

    far as Nam goes ask the idiot politicans that started it. also ask Fonda. Kerry. and the media. the North was counting on this dissent to win. and we didn't let em down.
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    My dad sure never forgot it although he spoke little of it. He brought home thousands of 35mm slides, those are the only things I care to inherit from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    it was overshadowed by WW2 and Nam. right in the middle. and nobody gave a good god damned

    far as Nam goes ask the idiot politicans that started it. also ask Fonda. Kerry. and the media. the North was counting on this dissent to win. and we didn't let em down.
    Kennedy started Vietnam and Johnson and Nixon got the blame for it.Korea was the first undeclared war that started as a brush fire until China decided to jump in.People were exhausted after WW ll and didn't pay much attention to Korea until China entered the war and America started to lose.

    Vietnam was a 'shitty' little undeclared war that terrified the Kennedy generation college kids and drove them to revolt against authority to save their own butts.The generation before who fought in Europe and the Pacific were far more patriotic and saw a great threat to America .Once college kids saw that the intellectuals were with them all hell broke lose.The country in the person of the younger generation drove down public opinion against winning the war .We actually won in Vietnam but due to public pressure America chose instead to withdraw and turn tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Kennedy started Vietnam and Johnson and Nixon got the blame for it.Korea was the first undeclared war that started as a brush fire until China decided to jump in.People were exhausted after WW ll and didn't pay much attention to Korea until China entered the war and America started to lose.

    Vietnam was a 'shitty' little undeclared war that terrified the Kennedy generation college kids and drove them to revolt against authority to save their own butts.The generation before who fought in Europe and the Pacific were far more patriotic and saw a great threat to America .Once college kids saw that the intellectuals were with them all hell broke lose.The country in the person of the younger generation drove down public opinion against winning the war .We actually won in Vietnam but due to public pressure America chose instead to withdraw and turn tail.
    You know, Kennedy was planning on pulling out of Vietnam. He had signed NSAM 263 in October 1963, not long before his assassination. It ordered the withdrawal of 1000 troops by the end of 1963, with a transfer of fighting forces to the Vietnamese by 1965. He felt the Vietnamese should do the fighting, not us. We could back them in terms of money but he didn't want us actually doing the fighting.
    LBJ, who was more of a believer in the Domino Theory than Kennedy was, reversed the policy of withdrawal with his own NSAM 273 on November 26th 1963.
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