The Nixon Doctrine
General Ted Serong
General Ulysses S Grant
1964 to 1968
1969 to 1972
1962 to 1965
1968 to 1969
The Chinese New Year
The Vietnamese National Celebration
The Vietnamese New Year
The Vietnamese version of Yom Kippur
Between 2000 and 6000.
Between 500 and 1000
Between 50 and 500
Between 1000 to 2000
Was a massive success for the communists
Only involved Northern Troops fighting for the communist cause
Ended the South's will to fight
Caused Robert MacNamara to renew his contract
Took over the entire city
Entered the US compound but didn't infiltrate the main building
Were killed to the last man
Stayed neutral during the offensive.
The Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN),
Hosted off shore in Singapore
To launch air strikes without Congressional authority
To withdraw all advisers from South Vietnam without military authority.
To engage conventional military force in South Vietnam without a formal declaration of war
To launch air strikes against North Vietnamese targets with for mal warnings to the North Vietnamese.
The first one was genuine but the second was an alleged torpedo attack that probably did not take place and was the result of muddled reporting by radar operators.
That did not take place
By Chinese aircraft that convinced Johnson he had to escalate the American presence in South Vietnam into a conventional land presence.
That cost the US that ship and a further 4 patrol boats through the use of North Vietnamese torpedoes.
A promise of combat troops to Ngo Dinh Diem
A promise that the US would escalate advisor numbers in the near future
A classic example of a super power viewing a local conflict as a cold war "proxy war".
A rationale for his support for a change of leader in South Vietnam from Diem to an alternative leader.
A million sorties were flown and three-quarters of a million tons of bombs
A million sorties flown and a million tons of bombs dropped
An on-going major "search and destroy" mission on the border of Laos and Cambodia
The establishment of a viable government for South Vietnam amongst the Montgnard tribes.
An over optimistic and essentially racist view of the Vietnamese as sub standard fighters
An overestimation of the potency of the B 52 and the impact its devastaing bombing potential had
Escalation of the conflict into a superpower confrontation and the possibility of a nuclear exchange.
General Westmoreland's mental illness that stifled rational thought on how the war ought to be fought
Attrition, or grinding the North down and forcing them to the negotiation table
Air power combined with search and destroy quick hits, plus naval infiltration on a large scale
Moving up the Ho Chi Minh Trail backwards
To create a model democracy in the south based on Strategic Hamlets
That the war would be fought at village level and, predominantly, be a small unit war
That the MACV would fight the PAVN in large scale encounters that ultimately suited the communists
That a small scale war would be fought, focused around the border areas, the Ho Chi Minh Trail port towns
That the strategic hamlet approach to separating the communists from the villages would work
That the only way of telling whether you were winning the war was through the quantity of territory controlled near the border
That the only way of telling whether you were winning the war was through body count
That the only way of telling whether you were winning the war was through the number of search and destroy missions effected in a month
The only real indicator of progress in a war of counterinsurgency was the volume of intelligence spontaneously offered by the population, since this was the indicator of whether or not the people believed you really could offer them security.
The US continued to lost aircraft at an alarming rate and eventually sent in combat troops at the end of the year.
The US continued to lost aircraft at an alarming rate and eventually settled the conflict with Hanoi in favour of a shared governmental arrangement.
Johnson approved Westmoreland's request for 6000 US Marines to land to guard the base.
Diem was assasinated.