Category Archives: ARVN

Hearts and Minds – Peter Davis (1974)

“Hearts and Minds is a 1974 American documentary film about the Vietnam War directed by Peter Davis. The film’s title is based on a quote from President Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘the ultimate victory will depend on the hearts and minds … Continue reading

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The Story of the Tet Offensive

“At the end of January, the media will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of one of the Vietnam War’s most pivotal moments: the Tet Offensive. On January 30, 1968, the combined forces of the Viet Cong, the People’s Liberation Armed Forces … Continue reading

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The Terrible Violence of ‘Pacification’

South Vietnamese displaced by the war, circa 1970. “By the time of the cease-fire in Vietnam in 1973, more than 10 million South Vietnamese, mostly from rural areas — well over half of the estimated total population of 17 million … Continue reading

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The Laos Crisis, 1960–1963

“The first foreign policy crisis faced by President-elect John F. Kennedy was not centered in Berlin, nor in Cuba, nor in the islands off the Chinese mainland, nor in Vietnam, nor in any of the better-known hot spots of the … Continue reading

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The Viet Cong Committed Atrocities, Too

Survivors covering the bodies of some of the 114 villagers in Dak Son killed by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops in December 1967. “Under the cover of night on Dec. 5, 1967, a coalition of Viet Cong guerrillas … Continue reading

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Battle of Sông Bé

An Loc – Phuoc – Dong Xoai – Bo Duc – Loc Ninh – Chon Thanh 1966-1972 “The Battle of Sông Bé was a major action between the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (Viet Cong) and Army … Continue reading

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Was It Legal for the U.S. to Bomb Cambodia?

South Vietnamese marines rushed to the American Army helicopter after a sweep east of the Cambodian town of Prey-Veng during the Vietnam War. “Is it acceptable to engage an enemy on the territory of a third country? It’s a question … Continue reading

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