The tactics that were widely adopted for fighting the DRV's use of guerrilla warfare was to constantly bomb and do wide sweeps of areas in hopes of clearing out large numbers of enemy soldiers. These tactics were not very effective in fighting against guerrilla warfare, but they were the most effective we had available at the time.
The Vietnam War was the most expensive war in the Cold War era. The amount that was spent by the Government to cover the cost of the whole war and aftermath was equivalent to one trillion dollars in 2003. This means that many people had to pay higher taxes in order to support the spending of the Government. With the constant destruction of military vehicles it lead the the Government to spend millions upon millions of dollars on the construction of more vehicles to send over to Vietnam.
The infamous Draft that was put in use during the Vietnam War was highly controversial. The Draft was put in to recruit men to fight in the army in Vietnam, it was a way for the military to keep a constant flow of recruits joining in the fighting. The Draft did have rules that had to be followed, only men 18 and older could be drafted, only one man from each family if there are multiple sons, and if the person drafted wants to pursue a higher education they are free to and their military service will be delayed until they are done with school.
Reintegration into Society
After the war it became extremely hard for veterans to find corporate jobs in America. Many veterans had physical injuries such as a missing limb, while almost all had be mentally scarred from the war. The biggest mental injury that occurred from the war was PTSD. Due to these physical and mental injuries it made it extremely difficult to find work. These vets had bad financial issues due to being jobless, it also didn't help when they needed to pay for medical expenses with little to no money.
The purpose of the war was to help defend South Vietnam from the North. The North was supported by China, which was communist. Many Americans saw communism as the enemy of the way we live in America. Because of this many people saw the war as not only the defense of South Vietnam, but to also stop the spreading of communism.