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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 was the Vietnam war?

Since the United States never officially declare war on North Vietnam, the start date of the Vietnam War is open to debate. When the war began usually depends on which events one refers to.... Continue reading

How did the Vietnam War start?

Why did the Vietnam War start?

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

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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The Rise of Phoenix Program In Vietnam

The Controversy of Phoenix Program

Although Phoenix (Phung Hoang) Program was a crucial element of the post Tet 1968 pacification plan, it has subsequently been considered among the most... Continue reading

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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The Pentagon Papers

Vietnam POWs

On August 5, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson ordered Operation “Pierce Arrow” – the first U.S. air operation against North Vietnam in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The... 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

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 – 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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