Road to War

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

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 did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

How did the Vietnam War start?

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

National Liberation Front: From Guerrilla Attacks to Conventional Warfare

From Viet Minh to Viet Cong At the end of the First Indochina War in 1954, there were some 60,000 Viet Minh members serving... 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 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

U.S. Propaganda in the Vietnam War

Communist Aggression Before President Johnson officially dispatched the first U.S. combat troops to Da Nang in March, 1965, the U.S. government had prepared the country for the war in... Continue reading

Key People & Terms

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Vietnamese DMZ

Establishment As a result of Geneva Conference in 1954, the French and Viet Minh came to an agreement to secure peace in Vietnam. All French forces in the North... Continue reading

Vietnam War Fact: Viet Cong – Charlie

The End

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

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?

Aftermath

How did the Vietnam War affect America?

The United States had entered the conflict in Vietnam as the world’s superpower following its decisive victory over the... Continue reading

Tribute to All Women Who Served in The Vietnam War

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