Road to War

When did the Vietnam War start?

Since there never was a declaration of war and American military advisers were present very early in Vietnam, the commencement date of the Vietnam War is a matter for debate. Some view December 1956 when Hanoi authorized a... 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?

When was the Vietnam war?

Who Started The Vietnam War?

Why 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

The Rise of Phoenix Program In Vietnam

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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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

The Pentagon Papers

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

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 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

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?

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

Remembering the Elephant – Last Day

Friday, April 02, 2004 Easter Sunday, April 2nd, 1972 arrived at 12:01 AM with a bang, actually a whole... Continue reading

Vietnam War Timeline

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