The decision by the United States to intervene and increasingly escalate its commitment in Vietnam has for long elicited different reactions from various quarters. Some have argued against the US involvement while others have supported the decision by US to commit to the Vietnam wars. This essay stands in support of the US’s decision based on a number of reasons such as fear of spread of communism including other electoral and political reasons (McNamara & Van De Mark 1995). For example, President Truman came up with the Truman doctrine that committed America on the forefront towards the ‘containment’ of the expansion of the Soviet Unions and the spread of communism (Woods 2008). Further, the US may have committed to Vietnam War following the happenings of the World War II in 1945 when Japan surrendered to the US.