Developments in Vietnam War

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  • Developments in Vietnam War
    • Methods of fighting
      • Tactics used
        • My Lai Massacre 1968
          • 16th March 1968
            • Killed innocent civilians/4000 killed ing the first 4 hours
            • Nixon became president
          • Caused 700,000 to protest in washington D.C
            • November 1964
            • Protests
              • War went on for too long (24 years)
        • The Tet Offensive 1968
          • Viet Cong attacked over 100 citiesand other military targets
        • VietCong
          • Did wear uniform
          • Aimed to lower US morale
          • ambushes
          • Punji sticks
        • US Army
          • rocket launchers
          • machine guns
            • machine guns
          • South Vietnam opposed US but they were fighting on South Viet. Land
        • Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 1964
      • Conventional fighting
        • Modern tactics killed the wrong people
          • Demoralised troops
            • Low Morale
              • Soldiers developed a drug problem
                • 3/4 soldiers were habitual users
              • Desertion Reates were high
              • Shot their own officers
              • Soldiers became "time-servers"
              • Did not want to fight
                • Protest Movement
                  • Draft
                    • October 1965, Draft increased to 33,000 a month
                      • Protests
                        • War went on for too long (24 years)
                    • Average age: 19
                  • Media coverage
                    • Muhammad Ali's refusal
                      • Draft
                        • October 1965, Draft increased to 33,000 a month
                          • Average age: 19
                      • First televised war (non-censored)
          • Inexperienced men
        • Unconventional fighting (Guerilla)
          • Viet cong tunnel system
          • Appropriate for nature of conflict
          • Supplied by USSR and CHINA
          • Used to environment
          • South Viet. peasants helped
          • 58,000 Americans were killed
            • Desertion Reates were high
      • Protest Movement
        • Media coverage
          • Muhammad Ali's refusal
            • First televised war (non-censored)
        • Politics
          • USA's unpopularity in South Vietnam
        • Low Morale
          • Soldiers developed a drug problem
            • 3/4 soldiers were habitual users
          • Shot their own officers
          • Soldiers became "time-servers"
          • Did not want to fight
        • Advanced equipment
          • Conventional fighting
            • Modern tactics killed the wrong people
              • Demoralised troops
              • Inexperienced men
          • Vietnam War
            • To stop communism
            • The "Domino Theory"

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