Which Vietnam War -- The First Indochina War (The War of Independence [1946-1954]) or the Second Indochina War [1954-1975](commonly called the Vietnam War) or the Third Indochina War [1976-1979] or the Fourth Indochina War [1979-1991].
I suggest you look at some books -- here is a good selection.
"In Search of Southeast Asia", edited by Dr. David Chandler (now an Emeritus Prof. at Monash University).
"History of Southeast Asia", by D.G. Hall.
"Vietnam", written by Jean Lacoutre and translated to English by Malcolm Salmon. This will give you a view from a French Communist author.
"Vietnam: a history", written by an American Stanley Karnow
"Dispatches", written by Michael Herr
"From Vietnam to Bagdad", by Peter Arnett.
There are many more books I could suggest, but these will give you a broad perspective by historians and former journalists.
You could also go over some of my answers and also those of Gerald Cline who disagrees with my political perspective, but agrees with most of my historical statements.
A former TV news cameraman and journalist with over 30 years in the industry in Australia and Southeast Asia.
Currently a SE Asian historian.