It remains one of the most controversial wars in US history. It was a war that was fought not win but more not to lose. In the end, despite all the efforts, the war was lost. 60,000 Americans lost their lives fighting the war, a war that almost tore America apart. The consequences of the lost, however, turned out to be now was feared. Instead today a generation later the US and Vietnam are friends. Explore the major events to see a timeline and details including a few videos of the major events.