Vietnam War


Vietnam War Summary—Overview of the Conflict

Vietnam War Summary—Overview of the Conflict

The following Vietnam War summary is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Halfway around the world, another Cold War conflict was...
End of the Vietnam War

End of the Vietnam War

The following article on the end of the Vietnam War is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Beset at home and abroad, in 1968...
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The following article on the Gulf of Tonkin Incident is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In early 1964, increasing American...
Vietnam War Aircraft: Evolution in Flight

Vietnam War Aircraft: Evolution in Flight

The following article on Vietnam War aircraft is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. At the start of 1962, the U.S. had 16,000 military advisors training the...

What Was the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?

The Gulf of Tonkin resolution was caused by the attack on two U.S. destroyers in August 1964, but ended up being the moment of escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. President Johnson asked Congress for permission to increase the presence of the U.S....

When was the Vietnam War?

Although the history of Vietnam has been dominated by war for 30 years of the 20th century, the conflict escalated during the sixties. When we talk about the “Vietnam War” (which the Vietnamese refer to as the “American War”), we talk about the...

Battle of Saigon

Date 30th January 1968 – 8th June 1969 Location Saigon, Vietnam War Vietnam War Combatants North Vietnam, Viet Cong VS United States, South Vietnam Outcome...

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Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Date 13th March – 7th May 1954 Location Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War First Indo China War Combatants France VS Viet Minh Outcome French...