Read: Isserman and Kazin, “Why Did the United States Fight in Vietnam”
Write: Assignment must be typed, double-spaced, with your name at the top
Write a paragraph that answers this question:
Why did the Viet Cong win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese peasants
according to Isserman and Kazin?
Read Isserman and Kazin’s chapter about the beginnings of U.S. involvement
in Vietnam and watch for the point where they address Special Forces and the
strengths of the Viet Cong. Note that the question here is: what is Isserman
and Kazin’s view of the situation, not what others see as the reason. Do not
use the Internet to find some approximate answer to the question.
Write a paragraph of at least four sentences, including a topic sentence that
answers the question generally and relates to all of the sentences in the
paragraph. Use NO QUOTATIONS. Write your paragraph entirely in your own