Vietnam War

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  • Vietnam War
    • Why did the USA fail in Vietnam, why did they withdraw?
      • Tet Offensive
        • 1968, January 31st
        • Five marines killed
        • Attack on Us Embassy in Saigon by Vietcong.
        • Johnson was told by advisers to end the war as US won but Vietcong were using American tactics.
      • My Lai Massacre
        • Match 16th 1968
          • Discovered by the public in 1969.
        • No resistance, women and children killed and mutilated.
        • Search and Destroy mission trying to kill the Vietcong.
        • Lt Calley
      • Operation Frequent Wind = Their retreat.
      • "LBJ how many kids have you killed today?"
        • 61% of soldiers killed were under 21.
        • 75,000 were disabled after the war.
        • 2338 MIA.
        • COST $$$
        • MEDIA
          • Monks burning in the streets.
          • Kent State University
            • SDS = Student Society Democratic. Called "bums" - Johnson.
          • First COLOURED war televised.
          • ROTC = Trained soldiers refuse to go into the war and so they use conscription.
    • Why did the USA get involved in the Vietnam war?
      • Containment of communism
      • Domino Effect
        • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China and Burma
      • Diem's army: AVRN was failing.
        • Diem overthrown in 1963/ killed.
      • USS Maddox blown up at Gulf of Tonkin.
    • Tactics:
      • USA
        • Agent Orange = Herbicide
        • Napalm bomb
        • Hi-tech warfare
          • B-52 bomber
            • Operation Rolling Thunder = Constant bombing
        • Search & Destroy
      • Vietcong
        • Vietcong tunnels
          • THE ONLY TIME THE USA WIN IS AT ONE BATTLE DONE IN THE OPEN.
            • USA
              • Agent Orange = Herbicide
              • Napalm bomb
              • Hi-tech warfare
                • B-52 bomber
                  • Operation Rolling Thunder = Constant bombing
              • Search & Destroy
        • Ho Chi Minh Trail leading into Laos and Cambodia.
          • Ho Chi Minh = leader
        • Guerrilla warfare
          • Poo sticks
          • Bouncing Betty
        • Hanging onto the belts

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