Category Archives: Tet 1968

The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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How Not to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’

A U.S. infantryman moving Vietnamese civilians from their village northwest of Saigon to protect them during a firefight with Viet Cong snipers. “From the early stages of the Vietnam War, American officials insisted that winning the hearts and minds (yes, … Continue reading

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Battle of Lang Vei

“The Battle of Lang Vei (Vietnamese: Trận Làng Vây) began on the evening of 6 February and concluded during the early hours of 7 February 1968, in Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam. Towards the end of 1967 the 198th Tank … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Vietnam – Noam Chomsky (The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1975)

“The US government was defeated in Indochina, but only bruised at home. No outside power will compel us to face the record honestly or to offer reparations. On the contrary, efforts will be devoted to obscuring the history of the … Continue reading

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Vietnam A Television History: Tet 1968

“The year 1968 was to be a new year for US efforts in Vietnam. Reports from the Embassy said that they were winning the ground war but American TV reports were showing a different picture altogether. The Tet offensive showed … Continue reading

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