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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

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

When was the Vietnam war?

Who Started The Vietnam War?

How did the Vietnam War start?

When 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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What was Nixon’s Vietnamization Policy?

Vietnamization was a policy of the Nixon administration during the Vietnam War soon after President Nixon took office in January 1969. The plan was... Continue reading

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

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

Why was the Tet Offensive the turning point of the Vietnam War?

On the Home Front

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Vietnam War protests

Vietnam War Veterans

Four years after the first withdrawal of a U.S. battalion, the last U.S. combat troops eventually left South Vietnam on March 29, 1973. In total, there were around 2.5... Continue reading

Key People & Terms

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Notable Vietnam Veterans

By the end of the war in May 1975, more than 2.5 million American military personnel had served in Vietnam1. Most came home carrying a heavy impact from the... Continue reading

Credibility Gap

When the United States first sent their troops to Vietnam on March 8, 1965, many Americans supported that military effort. 61 percent of Americans said no when asked if... 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

What was the impact of the Vietnam War?

Remembering the Elephant – Day Three

Thursday, April 01, 2004 Quang Tri City and all the surrounding areas were in turmoil on April 1st. Swarms... Continue reading

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