Road to War

How did the Vietnam War start?

On May 07, 1954, Viet Minh forces won the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and ended French involvement in Indochina. This victory led to the Geneva Conference where the French and Viet Minh negotiated... 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

Who Started The Vietnam War?

When did the Vietnam War start?

When was 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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What were North Vietnamese tactics?

Facing the most powerful nation in the world, North Vietnamese communists wisely chose to wage a war of attrition. They planned to make a... Continue reading

How effective was the Vietnamization?

As part of the Vietnamization plan, together with efforts to update and prepare South Vietnamese army, the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam was... Continue reading

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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The Pentagon Papers

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

Key People & Terms

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Silent Majority

Although the phrase “Silent Majority” came into use as early as in the late 19th century to depict “dead”,  it was not popularized until  the speech of U.S. President... Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh Trail

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

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

Vietnam War Timeline

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