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05 vietnam strategies

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05 vietnam strategies

  1. 1. Vietnam<br />Strategies, Successes, Struggles<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Techniques and Strategies use by U.S.<br />Ways the U.S. was successful<br />Ways the U.S. struggled<br />
  3. 3. Saigon 1968<br />Write a Caption that sells newspapers<br />
  4. 4. Situation in 1965<br />Gulf of Tonkin – 1964<br />Johnson ramps up military presence<br />What was it like in Vietnam?<br />
  5. 5. Ho Chi<br /> Minh<br /> Trail<br />
  6. 6. Strategies<br />Search and Destroy<br />Special Forces<br />Operation Rolling Thunder<br />
  7. 7. Operation Rolling Thunder<br />Intense bombing campaign – 3 years<br />Goal: Apply so much force that they have to surrender<br />864,000 tons of bombs in 44 months<br />90,000 Casualties – 72K civilians<br />
  8. 8. Operation Rolling Thunder<br />Failure?<br />North Vietnamese morale boosted<br />“The Americans thought that the more bombs they dropped, the quicker we would fall to our knees and surrender. But the bombs heightened rather than dampened our spirit.” – NV Civilian<br />
  9. 9. Tet Offensive<br />Tet is the Lunar New Year<br />Both sides 3 day cease fire<br />January of 1968 – General Giap<br />
  10. 10. Tet Offensive<br />January 30th, 1968 – Midnight<br />Coordinated North Vietnamese attack around South Vietnam<br />Attack on U.S. Embassy in Saigon<br />45,000 Viet Cong Killed 1,000 U.S. Killed<br />
  11. 11. Tet Offensive<br />Why is this not a success?<br />Political disaster in U.S.<br />Image of dead Viet Cong in Embassy<br />How did such a weak army get so close<br />

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