Road to War

When was the Vietnam war?

Since the United States never officially declare war on North Vietnam, the start date of the Vietnam War is open to debate. When the war began usually depends on which events one refers to.... Continue reading

Why did the Vietnam War start?

Similar questions: what caused the Vietnam war? what started the Vietnam war? causes of  the Vietnam war why was the Vietnam war fought? In short, the Vietnam War started as a result of the... Continue reading

How did the Vietnam War start?

Who Started The Vietnam War?

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

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

Read more

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

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

Read more

Why was the Tet Offensive the turning point of the Vietnam War?

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

On the Home Front

Read more

Media Role in The Vietnam War

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

Key People & Terms

Read more

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

White House Plumbers

The White House Plumbers, also known as Washington Plumbers or plumbers for short, were a White House convert Special Investigation Unit formed on July 24, 1971 by the Nixon administration... Continue reading

The End

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

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?


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

Vietnam War Timeline

Show main events