Discuss the lasting impact of the Vietnam era on foreign policy

Overview

Write a five-page paper discussing America’s global engagement in and after the Vietnam War era.

This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the U.S. geopolitical focus in a particular time frame.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 4: Discuss the lasting impact of the Vietnam era on foreign policy.

 

  • Discuss America’s post-Vietnam global security role.

  • Describe the effect of the Vietnam War on the American psyche.

  • Discuss how the Vietnam War affected America’s military engagements.

  • Discuss Nixon’s decision to engage China.

  • Discuss America’s changing geopolitical focus.

  • Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

 

 

Assessment Instructions

Write a five-page examination of America’s global engagement in and after the Vietnam era. Address the following in your examination:

  • Did America become the “world’s policeman” after the Vietnam War? Provide examples.
  • Describe the consequences of the Vietnam War’s outcome on the nation’s self-confidence and self-image. How was this manifested in our foreign policy?
  • Investigate how the Vietnam War affected America’s decisions to enter into future military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Were there engagements that America avoided because of our Vietnam experience?
  • Examine the Vietnam War’s impact on Nixon’s decision to engage China.
  • How did the America’s geopolitical focus change as a result of the Vietnam War?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication:Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting:Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
  • Number of resources:Minimum of one peer-reviewed resource.
  • Length of paper:Five typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size:Times New Roman, 12 point.
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