Road to War

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

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

How did the Vietnam War start?

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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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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

National Liberation Front: From Guerrilla Attacks to Conventional Warfare

From Viet Minh to Viet Cong At the end of the First Indochina War in 1954, there were some 60,000 Viet Minh members serving... Continue reading

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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Vietnam War Soldiers

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

Key People & Terms

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Vietnam War Fact: October Surprise

October surprise, which first came into use shortly after the 1972 presidential election, referred to news events that happened right before the election and have the potential to influence... Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh Trail

The End

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?

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 was the end of the Vietnam War?

Aftermath

Vietnamese Re-education Camps

Following the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Vietnamese Communist government began to open hundreds of “re-education” camps... 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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