Combat actions used by America in the Vietnam and Korean war took different positions based on the reasons of the war. The combat actions therefore were presented in different angles on each country but at times the combat actions were similar in fighting the enemies.
In comparison, the America’s combat action on the Vietnam and Korean wars were basically based on the political differences between the countries. The combat actions were therefore aimed at crushing the enemy on political grounds and conflicts. America targeted both Korea and Vietnam in a manner that they are weakened on political grounds. They aimed at eliminating the political impact of both Korea and Vietnam on the world politics. The tactics used by Americans on both Korea and Vietnam were framed in a manner that the army could not face the other army on the same battle lines. There were no definite battle lines on the wars in Korea and America. The combat actions in both countries were very active and it was done even overnight. Several similarities therefore are clear in the American wars in Korea and Vietnam.
Vietnam was highly partitioned temporarily in order to facilitate the weakening of the forces thereby facilitating conquering them in the shortest time possible. The portioning technique was also highly used in the Korean War in order to separate the army as well as pushing people to North Korea so that America could get a chance to operate effectively in this country.
The combat action in Korean was mainly driving towards eliminating people from this country in order to occupy that portion while in Vietnam it aimed at making the place safe and secure for other people to reside and carry out their operations as well as businesses carefully. The difference is therefore based on the reasons of the war on both countries.
The Korean War was accompanied with the help of the United Nations because the country was a member but in the case of Vietnam there was no any assistance during and after the war due to the fact that it was not a member of the United Nations. The Vietnam was therefore more severe of Vietnamese since they casualties never received the kind support. The casualties in the Korean War received much assistance and kind making their effects not very severe. The war on Vietnam was not condemned by the United Nations leading to heavy and long-term suffering of the war casualties.
The combat actions on Korean War were targeted to reflect the fresh memories of the Second World War II while in Vietnam they were not related to second world war II leading to adoption of fresh techniques where the Vietnamese cannot easily wage or resist in terms of technology. The war in Korea took a long time while that in Vietnam was done faster in order to facilitate safety and security of the people to live in that country peacefully.
In conclusion, the combat actions of American on the wars in Korea and Vietnam had various similarities and differences depending on the purpose and tactics of the war. The main differences arose on the duration of the war as well the availability of the United Nations aid or support both by helping the casualties and condemning the whole activity of the war. Similarities were also distinct on matters pertaining to partitioning both Korea and Vietnam. Combat actions therefore took different positions based on nature of tactics and nature of the war as well as the goals or objectives of the war on each of the two countries.