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

Why did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

How did the Vietnam War start?

When 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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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

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

Major Battles

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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

Watergate Scandal Summary

The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that happened in the United States between 1972 and 1974. It began with a break-in at the headquarters of Democratic National... Continue reading

Key People & Terms

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Vietnamese Re-education Camps

Following the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Vietnamese Communist government began to open hundreds of “re-education” camps throughout the country. Those camps, as Hanoi officially claimed, were... 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

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

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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

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

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