Tag Archives: Robert McNamara

Attack on Camp Holloway

Pleiku area and Engineer Hill “The attack on Camp Holloway occurred during the early hours of February 7, 1965, in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Camp Holloway was a helicopter facility constructed by the United States Army near … Continue reading

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Gulf of Tonkin incident

“The Gulf of Tonkin incident (Vietnamese: Sự kiện Vịnh Bắc Bộ), also known as the USS Maddox incident, was an international confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War. It involved either one or … Continue reading

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Agent Orange

“Agent Orange is an herbicide and defoliant chemical. It is widely known for its use by the U.S. Military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was a … Continue reading

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Vietnamizing the War (1968–1973), Cambodia and Laos

“By Christmas 1969, American troops were being withdrawn under President Nixon’s policy of having more of the ground fighting transferred to the South Vietnamese army. That year as many as 4000 South Vietnamese soldiers were being killed every week. 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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America’s Enemy: 1957-1967

A strategic air command B-52 bomber with externally mounted, 750-pound bombs heads toward its target about 56 miles northwest of Saigon near Tay Ninh on November 2, 1965. “… The first years of involvement by US combat troops is seen … Continue reading

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LBJ Goes to War: 1964-1965, America Takes Charge: 1965-1967

“… When LBJ became President there were some 16,000 advisers in South Vietnam and some of those were involved in combat. The President’s main concern at the time was the war on poverty and the building of what he called … Continue reading

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