What was the biggest tragedy of the Vietnam War? - …

And furthermore, to starkly illustrate the Vietnam tragedy with a dramatic reminder (i.e., the faces staring out of those pages), that those anonymous causality numbers were in fact the sons, brothers and husbands of neighbors.

Ovnand become thefirst Americans to die in the Vietnam War when guerillas strike at Bienhoa

At that moment, forgetting made all the sense in the world since it seemed unimaginable, even to the president, that Americans would ever find a positive way to remember the war -- and little wonder. Except for a few unapologetic former policymakers like and , virtually everyone, whatever their politics, believed that it had been an unmitigated disaster. In 1971, for example, a remarkable of the public told pollsters that they thought the conflict was “immoral,” a word that most Americans had never applied to their country’s wars.

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The US encouraged the Korean War in much the same way it later encouraged Vietnam.

During the “Tet” battles of 1968, the so-called “Viet Cong” had been literally bludgeoned to death on the streets of the cities, towns, and hamlets of South Vietnam.

John Pepper - Pepperspectives: AN HOMERIC TRAGEDY--THE VIETNAM WAR

Many Vietnam veterans feel that uncensored and overly negative television coverage helped turn the American public against the war and against the veterans themselves.

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As I grew older, however, I noticed in movies and on television that the Vietnam veteran is not portrayed as a brave soldier; rather, he is a violent psychopath who continuously experiences flashbacks of the war.

Blog: The tragedy of the PBS-Ken Burns version of the Vietnam War

Therefore, after having researched the power of television and its coverage of the war, I interviewed four Vietnam veterans in order to understand how they interpreted the coverage and how they feel it contributed to the image of the Vietnam Veteran.

The Endless Tragedy of Vietnam - Truthout

However, Dean Acheson’s unexpected January speech triggered the communist invasion of South Korea and full communist support for the war in Vietnam was delayed until the cessation of hostilities on the Korean peninsular in Jun 1953.

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Chinese historian Chen Jian wrote “Although Beijing’s support may have fallen short of Hanoi’s expectations, without the support, the history, even the outcome, of the Vietnam War might have been different.” A quote on the Chinese advisory effort, from NVA Colonel Bui Tin, provides illumination.

The campus and the Vietnam War: protest and tragedy

By late 1953 (Dien Bien Phu fell on 7 May 54) the flow of communist war materials (both Soviet and Chinese) into Vietnam reached upwards of 6,000 tons per month.