U.S Media and the Vietnam War : Revisiting The Concept of Just War in the Context of Counter Culture Movement .
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The overall idea surrendering the present thesis owes its origins to the Vietnam War as a conflict in which both the U.S government and media took part in the early 1960s. All along the collision that opposed North Vietnam to the South, Communism executed a pivotal role under the guise of promoting a just war by the American dominion in forming an alliance with the South to head the North off the worst scenario. In peering at this, we were certainly inclined to believe that U.S Officials used this hypothetical pacifism as a shield to get people on its side as it meagerly espoused a weak-kneed measure, i.e. propaganda to get by. Rapidly, things got out of control and took a wrong turn right after U.S media captured those piercing images of the Vietnamese civilian casualties on the frontline. Since then, the war has never been the same as the fully-fledged American army being sent on the battlefield instantly disobeyed orders and the public ceased worshiping the American authority and gathered massively against the war, bringing about the Counterculture Movement of the 1960s. Putting all our marbles on the Just War Theory, we have tried the best we could to demonstrate that the war was clearly and intelligibly unethical, creating a causal relationship as the American public opinion eventually changed giving birth to mass rallies. Through summoning up things, we could almost compare the American government in its superiority complex and strong belief in its legitimate cause to a clergyman who preaches the Gospel in the church. Accordingly, such self-confidence admittedly caused the Americans to lose the war.
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