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

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

Why did the Vietnam War start?

How did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

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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Strategic Hamlet Program

The Rural Community Development Program In late 1950s, the Communists began to increase their activities in the South Vietnam. In December 1960, the National... Continue reading

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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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 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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Hanoi Jane

Who is Hanoi Jane? Jane Fonda, a.k.a. Hanoi Jane, is an American actress, writer and political activist. In more than 50 years of her actress career, she has won... Continue reading

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

The End

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?

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?

Aftermath

Who won the Vietnam War?

Outcome of the Vietnam war On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam as part of... Continue reading

How Much Did The Vietnam War Cost?

Any war is costly. Lasted for almost thirty years, including 8 years of the United States’ direct intervention from... Continue reading

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