Vietnam’s Legacies

Both the case about capital punishment and “Vietnam’s Legacies” treat questions about taking human lives. For many soldiers who participated in the Vietnam War the experience of taking life in itself was something that triggered further personal conflicts while for others issues of justice in this war haunted their nightmares.Consider the film Fog of War: how did Robert McNamara come to see this war? Was the war itself justified? Was this loss of life on both sides acceptable given the reasons or were there other possible choices?

Then consider whether the discussion between father and son opened important moral questions about this war. Treat at least two of these questions. Then evaluate the positions of both the father and son. What did each say that needs further consideration in light of one’s position about participating in war.

teachers reply to my work ( my work is attached):

Your response cites some important points such as the lack of support which involved both the early French withdrawel and the failure of the US to achieve its objectives since there was a lack of knowledge of the country.
LeMay supported the war while McNamara came to see it as wrong. He realized that the loss of lives was not justified and the war itself was a mistake

You contradict yourself in the end on the.question of an earlier withdrawel. How would an earlier withdrawel been the worst choice if the outcome was the same?

Vietnam’s Legacies

Both the case about capital punishment and “Vietnam’s Legacies” treat questions about taking human lives. For many soldiers who participated in the Vietnam War the experience of taking life in itself was something that triggered further personal conflicts while for others issues of justice in this war haunted their nightmares.Consider the film Fog of War: how did Robert McNamara come to see this war? Was the war itself justified? Was this loss of life on both sides acceptable given the reasons or were there other possible choices?

Then consider whether the discussion between father and son opened important moral questions about this war. Treat at least two of these questions. Then evaluate the positions of both the father and son. What did each say that needs further consideration in light of one’s position about participating in war.

teachers reply to my work ( my work is attached):

Your response cites some important points such as the lack of support which involved both the early French withdrawel and the failure of the US to achieve its objectives since there was a lack of knowledge of the country.
LeMay supported the war while McNamara came to see it as wrong. He realized that the loss of lives was not justified and the war itself was a mistake

You contradict yourself in the end on the.question of an earlier withdrawel. How would an earlier withdrawel been the worst choice if the outcome was the same?