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Regarding rules of engagement during the Vietnam War

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General William Westmoreland commanded military operations in the Vietnam war. Describe how his experiences help with the understanding of the rules of engagement in war.

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Many Americans could not fathom or except the U.S involvement in Southeast Asia. Many felt like American Soldiers were open prey as the "Rules of Engagement" limited and restricted traditional military action. Some of the non-traditional war activities in Vietnam included but were not limited to: no-fire zones, free-fire zones, bombing restrictions and of course the list goes on. The extensive rules of engagement placed the American Soldier in extreme danger, without a chance of victory hence, the Vietnam War when critiqued and analyzed outside of the related politics would defy reason. The war in essence critiqued objectively was a war never fought to win. The battle was a part of a greater international endeavor to eliminate or might I say lesson the bite of ...

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The rules of engagement during the Vietnam War are discussed.