Vietnam War

Michael LaMore

Tet Offensive

According to the Naval history and heritage command center, From Febuary of 1965 to the end after the U.S. got involved in 1973, U.S. and allied troops fought the North Vietnamese in such places as the IA Dang Valley, Dak To, which were all victories for the non-communist forces. (4) The top leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, also known as the DRV, gathered in Hanoi on July 6, 1967. (Zabecki 1) This gathering was due to the death of Senior-general Nguyen Chi Thanh, who was recently the military commander of southern Vietnam.


Vietnam's lasting legacy

It was about 1965 when president Lyndon Johnson started escalating troops in southeast Asia. As John Ewing states "Vietnam was not yet a household name". (1)America's presence in Vietnam grew, and disinterest was replaced by a fierce debate.

According to John Ewing "The strategic reasoning driving America's military involvement in Vietnam was part of the larger US policy to stop the spread of communism throughout the world. (3)

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