The Vietnam War (The nature of the conflict 1964-68 - tactics. (Search and…
The Vietnam War
The nature of the conflict 1964-68 - tactics.
Search and Destroy - Zippo Raids
Hearts + Minds - wanted to win support of Locals.
Changes under Nixon - 1969-73.
Invaded Cambidia and Laos
Started bombing Vietnam
Search and destroy - Zippo Raids.
Support for the war
Americans supported the war at first
Lots of Anti-war protests occured after when US started fighting.
Many VIetnam vets were abused after returning to the US.
Nixon's "Silent Majority" - most people wanted the war to continue.
US Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-63
US sent troops to aid the French to prevent the spread of communism.
French defeated by North Vietnemise.
French setup the state of Vietnam in the South.
Escalation under Johnson
Gulf of Tonkin
Resolution via congress - allowed Johnson to intervene in Vietnam