Longest War in history. 1975-1973
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Kim Bawell Pd. 4 Media had a major affect on the war in Vietnam. This was because the media had to find an interesting way to get the latest news out, whether it was dramatized or the true story. News and the press also turned the public people against Lyndon B. Johnson and the war because they put out anti- war propaganda, and showed anti-war protests, which made the people hyped up and heated, wanting to bring back all of the troops from Vietnam. Lyndon B. Johnson was affected because they put out propaganda against him for sending the troops back into the war. The Vietnam war will cost the US 58000 lives and 350000 casualties, just under about 700$ billion dollars.
A network of roads that stretched from North Vietnam to South Vietnam forming a supply route for Troops.
Nixon orders a cease fire because Kissinger returned to Washington with a peace treaty. Although attacks have been halted, assaults are still going on towards communist forces in South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Was to destroy military supplies inside North Vietnam, isolate the DRV from outside sources of supply, and to interdict the flow of supplies and troops to the battlefield of South Vietnam. Targeted highways, railroads, bridges, warehouses, and power generating plants.
The US bombing campaign over North Vietnam, flying the three-ship cells the B-52's carried the supplies that the men called "The Eleven-Day war", and others called "The Christmas Bombing". December 18, just after dark the first wave of the 48 B-52's struck the Kinh No storage complex.
During this event a cease-fire agreement between the United States and North Vietnam was reached. October 22, Nixon halted all bombing North of the 20th parallel, and Henry Kissinger said that "peace is at hand".
First objective was to destroy the supplies, and disrupt the Peoples Army of Vietnam. Second was to build Viet Cong base camps in the border area between Cambodia and South Vietnam. The target was a network of supply caches and staging points. (MENU)
Republican nominee, and former vice president, Richard Nixon won over democrat Hubert Humphrey.
Attack on the old imperial Hue by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. One of the bloodiest, and longest battle of the Vietnam War. Hue was a base for US navy supply boats, and also it passed through a highway which created an important supply line from the Coastal city of Da Nang for the allied forces .
Most notorious US air force atrocity during the Vietnam war. The assault was timed to happen after the women departed from the market. US soldiers ran wildly, and shot people running from their huts, then after they rounded up all of the survivors and executed them.
People's army of Vietnam fought against the US, The Republic of Vietnam, and their allies. Their goal was the strike military and civilian command centers through out South Vietnam.
Evolved from US communist engagements in Northern South Vietnam.
The Longest Bombing campaign ever conducted by the US air force, against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Cost the US almost 1,000 aircraft, it cost the DRV alot of power generating plants, half it's bridges, and about 52,000 of the people.
A military operation conducted by the United States forces. The goal was to find, destroy, and erase the "Iron Triangle". Was the single largest ground operation of the Vietnam War.
First major battle between the people of the US army, and the people's army of Vietnam. American soldiers were airlifted by helicopter to this valley where they were immediately surrounded by 2,000 people of the Vietnam army, this battle lasted three days and in the end about 304 American soldiers were killed, and about 1,000 Vietnamese were killed.
President Johnson was mad about the leaks in the news about his decision to send American troops to South Vietnam. 20,000 American troops were ordered to Vietnam, and there was also a policy change that affected the role of the troops. Johnson wanted that decision to appear as Kennedy's commitment, continued. 3,500 troops arrived at Danang on March 8 and by the time mid June came, 75,000 marines were sent over to South Vietnam.
Flown out of Guam and Thailand 1965 through 1973. Flown above 30,000 feet in South Vietnam in support of Ground Troops. No nuclear weapons were used. Modified to carry about 30 tons of conventional bombs!
This was the closest the US came to supporting American troops' involvement of the Vietnam war. Congress repealed this resolution on January 2, 1971. This resolution also led to the War Powers Resolution of 1973.