Tet Offensive

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  • The Tet Offensive
    • During the Tet New Year Holiday, January 1968
    • Viet Cong attacked over 100 cities & other military targets
    • One Viet Cong commando unit tried to capture US embassy in Saigon
    • Viet Cong thought that the people of South Vietnam would rise up with them, they didn't
    • The Viet Cong lost around 10,000 experienced fighters.
    • The USA was spending $20 billion a year on the war effort.
    • US and SOuth Vietnamese forces quickly recaptured land but this used lots of air power and artillery. Many civilians were killed
    • media coverage of the Vietnam war became less positive and people began asking difficult questions.


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