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

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

Why did the Vietnam War start?

When did the Vietnam War start?

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Who Started The Vietnam War?

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 was Australian Tactics in Vietnam war?

On 8 March 1966, the Australian government announced that the 1st Battalion, Royal Australia Regiment (1RAR), which was then a part of the U.S.... 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

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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

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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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Punji Sticks

In the early years of the Vietnam War,  the Viet Cong  – small and poor equipped guerrilla groups was at a serious disadvantage when facing modern American forces equipped... Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh Trail

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 – Day Three

Thursday, April 01, 2004 Quang Tri City and all the surrounding areas were in turmoil on April 1st. Swarms... 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

Vietnam War Timeline

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