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

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

When did the Vietnam War start?

Who Started The Vietnam War?

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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Why did Search & Destroy fail in Vietnam?

Similar Question: How successful were the tactics search and destroy? Were Search & Destroy missions effective? Search and Destroy or Seek and Destroy (S&D) was an... Continue reading

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

Major Battles

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On the Home Front

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Vietnam War Draft

In the United States, military conscription has been used many times during its wars, particularly in the Cold War. Even though the draft was abolished in 1973, men of... Continue reading

The Pentagon Papers

Key People & Terms

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Notable Vietnam Veterans

By the end of the war in May 1975, more than 2.5 million American military personnel had served in Vietnam1. Most came home carrying a heavy impact from the... Continue reading

Napalm in Vietnam War

Development & Early Use During the World War I, gasoline was used in combat flamethrowers. However, the essential problem with gasoline was that it burned out too quickly to... 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

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

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

Vietnam War Timeline

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