US Army by Mary K. Pratt

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South Vietnam could not prevail without US support and surrendered to North Vietnam in April 1975. The Cold War Following World War II, the United States engaged in a struggle for political, economic, and military dominance with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Germany was a Cold War hot spot, divided into the democratic Federal Republic of Germany in the west and the communist German Democratic Republic in the east. The US military played a major role in Germany. US troops faced Soviet troops along the Berlin Wall.

The wars revealed how effective the army could be based on its ultimate weapon—the US Army soldier. Helping Those in Need While the army continued its focus on fighting and winning the nation’s wars in the 2000s, the branch also took on humanitarian missions. That work included BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM The US Army is composed of various units. The most important is the Brigade Combat Team (BCT). The BCT is the army’s principal ground force element. A BCT is a combined arms organization, consisting of infantry, field artillery, armor, engineers, and other supporting elements.

Offensive against North Vietnam. 4 million army soldiers served during the Vietnam War, with US military strength in Vietnam peaking at 536,000 troops in 1968. 19 In January 1973, the United States withdrew its troops from Vietnam. South Vietnam could not prevail without US support and surrendered to North Vietnam in April 1975. The Cold War Following World War II, the United States engaged in a struggle for political, economic, and military dominance with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Germany was a Cold War hot spot, divided into the democratic Federal Republic of Germany in the west and the communist German Democratic Republic in the east.

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