Road to War

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

Who Started The Vietnam War?

Similar question: Which president started the Vietnam War? The First Indochina War ended with the French failure in the efforts to re-colonize Vietnam. In July 1954, the Geneva Accords were designed as an attempt... Continue reading

When did the Vietnam War start?

Why did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

How did the Vietnam War start?

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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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

Search and Destroy: A Misconception

Search and Destroy as a Failure Search and Destroy was part of the attrition warfare and a major tactic used in the Vietnam War.... Continue reading

Major Battles

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Operation Rolling Thunder

On August 7, 1964, the U.S Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident authorizing the President Johnson to use military power in Southeast Asia without a formal declaration of war. Deeper American... Continue reading

What were major Battles of the Vietnam War?

On the Home Front

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Counterculture

A counterculture is a culture of a group of people, particularly among the young, whose values and lifestyles are considerably different and often diametrically opposed to those established culture.... 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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Domino Theory

White House Plumbers

The White House Plumbers, also known as Washington Plumbers or plumbers for short, were a White House convert Special Investigation Unit formed on July 24, 1971 by the Nixon administration... Continue reading

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

How did the Vietnam War end?

Similar questions: The end of the Vietnam war Vietnam war ended The Tet Offensive in 1968 marked a major turning point in the Vietnam War for North and South Vietnam... Continue reading

When did the vietnam war end?

Aftermath

Remembering The Elephant

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

How did the Vietnam War affect America?

The United States had entered the conflict in Vietnam as the world’s superpower following its decisive victory over the... Continue reading

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