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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

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?

Why did the Vietnam War start?

When was the Vietnam war?

How 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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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

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

Major Battles

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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

Operation Linebacker II – The Christmas Bombing

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

U.S. Propaganda in the Vietnam War

Communist Aggression Before President Johnson officially dispatched the first U.S. combat troops to Da Nang in March, 1965, the U.S. government had prepared the country for the war in... Continue reading

Key People & Terms

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Silent Majority

Although the phrase “Silent Majority” came into use as early as in the late 19th century to depict “dead”,  it was not popularized until  the speech of U.S. President... Continue reading

Agent Orange in the Vietnam War

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

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

How did the Vietnam War end?

Aftermath

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

What happened after the Vietnam war?

Similar questions & keywords: After the Vietnam war What did the end of the Vietnam war in 1975 result... Continue reading

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