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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

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

How did the Vietnam War start?

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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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

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

Major Battles

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The Tet Offensive

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

On the Home Front

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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

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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Agent Orange in the Vietnam War

Punji Sticks

In the early years of the Vietnam War,  the Viet Cong  – small and poor equipped guerrilla groups was at a serious disadvantage when facing modern American forces equipped... 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

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

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

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

Vietnam War Timeline

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