The Vietnam War is one of if not arguably the most devastating and well-known war happening after the infamous World War I and World War II. It is also the war that many do not understand fully because the information given by the media and taught in schools is usually limited, incomplete, incorrect and full of bias for both sides in the war.
The Vietnam war was misreported then now is misunderstood and misremembered more than any events in American history – Former U.S President Richard Nixon, No More Vietnams
While some aspects of the Vietnam War are really debatable, its truths have a strong voice of their own and are indeed indisputable. This is an effort to collect and bring the hidden facts, myths and statistics of the Vietnam War to light.
Vietnam Syndrome, like other post-war syndromes, was first used in early 1970s to describe the physical and psychological symptoms of veterans coming back from the Vietnam War, later best known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). By the end of... Continue reading
This is a comprehensive list of facts about the Vietnam War. It will be constantly updated so bookmark it if necessary. Causes The act of suppressing non-communist members within the Viet Minh when Ho Chi Minh was away... Continue reading
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 to “fix leaks” in the White House — that is,... Continue reading
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 Richard Nixon to address the war in Vietnam to American... Continue reading
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 places where individuals could “learn about the ways of the... Continue reading
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 war. More than 700,000 veterans suffered mental problems2. Some 250,000... Continue reading
Free fire zone was a common term used by the U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Its definition could be found in the Field Manual FM 6-20 as a specifically designated area in which any weapons or weapon systems... Continue reading
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 with the most advanced weapons. However, the difficulties provoked their... Continue reading
Who is Hanoi Jane? Jane Fonda, a.k.a. Hanoi Jane, is an American actress, writer and political activist. In more than 50 years of her actress career, she has won two Academy Oscars, an Emmy Award, and three Golden Globes.... Continue reading
Establishment As a result of Geneva Conference in 1954, the French and Viet Minh came to an agreement to secure peace in Vietnam. All French forces in the North returned to the South while Viet Minh units in the South... Continue reading