The vietnam war started when the US intervened in the unifying election of vietnam which would have made the entire county either communist or nationalist, but the us did not want to risk that they would become entirely communist.
Shooting the messengers - The life of a war correspondent has never been cheaper. Travel, equipment... even the pay cheque is lighter. But the rules of engagement are different in today's street-level combat zones, where the press corps' blue flack jacket offers little protection against conflicts and more journalists than ever are paying the ultimate price for the scoop.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-278-0899-26%2C_Russland%2C_Soldat_mit_MP_40_im_Schnee.jpg Young German soldier with a MP-40 submachine gun in the snow.Russia, January 1944. ======================= Молодой немецкий солдат с МП-40 автомата в snow.Russia, январь 1944.