What is vietnam syndrome?

Vietnam Syndrome

Vietnam Syndrome is a term used in the United States, in public political rhetoric and political analysis, to describe the perceived impact of the domestic controversy over the Vietnam War on US foreign policy after the end of that war in 1975. Since the early 1980s, the combination of a public opinion apparently biased against war, a less interventionist US foreign policy, and a relative absence of American wars and military 'Vietnam paralysis'.

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Vietnam Syndrome - Reagan's Speech To The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
... In the speech in which he coined the term "Vietnam syndrome", President Reagan alleged that the Soviet Union was outspending the US in the global arms race, and warned that ... boat people have shown us there is no freedom in the so-called peace in Vietnam ... by Johnson and Nixon administration officials who had been "afraid to let them win" the war in Vietnam ...

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