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

How did the Vietnam War start?

Why 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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Vietnamization: In Theory and In Reality

The “Secret Plan” of Nixon After the stunning Tet Offensive, American public, who was already cautious about the war in Vietnam, now changed their... 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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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

Media Role in The Vietnam War

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

Credibility Gap

When the United States first sent their troops to Vietnam on March 8, 1965, many Americans supported that military effort. 61 percent of Americans said no when asked if... 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

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

How did the Vietnam War end?

Aftermath

Remembering the Elephant – Last Day

Friday, April 02, 2004 Easter Sunday, April 2nd, 1972 arrived at 12:01 AM with a bang, actually a whole... Continue reading

Remembering The Elephant – Day Two

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 I woke up sometime very early on March 31st. I was still a bit drunk... Continue reading

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