Tag Archives: Cambodia

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

Posted in ARVN, Cambodia, Cronkite, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Laos, Lyn. Johnson, NVA, R. McNamara, Saigon, Tet 1968, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Snake-Eaters and the Yards

An American officer sits with a group of Montagnards in a military camp in central Vietnam in 1962. “In 1965, syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak used a frontier metaphor to describe the American Special Forces’ advisory role with … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, CIA, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Laos, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, Black Power, Cambodia, Civil Rights Mov., Counterculture, Documentary, Draft board, Ho Chi Minh, LSD, Marijuana, MLKJr., Movie, Music, My Lai, Napalm, Nixon, Project Mercury, R. McNamara, Rob. Kennedy, Vietnam War, Weather Underground | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ARVN, Cambodia, Hanoi, NVA, Saigon, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ARVN, Cambodia, Henry Kissinger, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Lyn. Johnson, Nixon, NVA, R. McNamara, Viet Cong, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did America Commit War Crimes in Vietnam?

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, center, participating in a tribunal that determined the United States had violated human rights and international law in Vietnam. “On Dec. 1, 1967, the last day of the International War Crimes Tribunal’s second session, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cambodia, Henry Kissinger, Laos, Lyn. Johnson, My Lai, Napalm, Nixon, R. McNamara, Rob. Kennedy, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, CIA, Civil Rights Mov., Draft board, Feminist, Henry Kissinger, John Kennedy, Laos, Lyn. Johnson, MLKJr., Nixon, Pacifist, R. McNamara, Rob. Kennedy, SDS, Tet 1968, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment