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Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Background After taking office, President Lyndon Johnson became more concerned about the capability of Saigon government in handling the Viet Cong guerillas. In early 1964, he decided to increase military aid to South Vietnam... Continue reading

Why did the Vietnam War start?

Similar questions: what caused the Vietnam war? what started the Vietnam war? causes of  the Vietnam war why was the Vietnam war fought? In short, the Vietnam War started as a result of the... Continue reading

When did the Vietnam War start?

How did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

Who Started The Vietnam War?

Tribute to Women Served in Vietnam

Tribute to Women Served in Vietnam

Laos & Cambodia Incursion

Laos & Cambodia Incursion

Tet Offensive

Tet Offensive

LBJ Goes to War

LBJ Goes to War

Tactics & Strategies

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Vietnamization: In Theory and In Reality

The “Secret Plan” of Nixon After the stunning Tet Offensive, American public, who was already cautious about the war in Vietnam, now changed their... Continue reading

How effective was the Vietnamization?

As part of the Vietnamization plan, together with efforts to update and prepare South Vietnamese army, the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam was... Continue reading

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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U.S. Propaganda in the Vietnam War

Communist Aggression Before President Johnson officially dispatched the first U.S. combat troops to Da Nang in March, 1965, the U.S. government had prepared the country for the war in... Continue reading

Vietnam War Draft

In the United States, military conscription has been used many times during its wars, particularly in the Cold War. Even though the draft was abolished in 1973, men of... Continue reading

Key People & Terms

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Silent Majority

Although the phrase “Silent Majority” came into use as early as in the late 19th century to depict “dead”,  it was not popularized until  the speech of U.S. President... Continue reading

Domino Theory

The End

When was the end of the Vietnam War?

There are two probable dates which could be considered as the end of the Vietnam War: 1. March 1973: On January 27, 1973, the United States, South Vietnam, North... Continue reading

When did the vietnam war end?

From the Vietnamese point of view, the fall of Saigon, which had been the South Vietnamese Political base, marked the end of the Vietnam War on April 30th 1975.... Continue reading

How did the Vietnam War end?

Aftermath

What happened after the Vietnam war?

Similar questions & keywords: After the Vietnam war What did the end of the Vietnam war in 1975 result... Continue reading

Remembering The Elephant

The following was written in 2004 when, yet again, the author was reliving a profound personal experience that shaded... Continue reading

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