The Turning Point of the American War in VietnameBook - 2017
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In 1968 the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces attacked the ancient city of Hue. American and South Vietnamese troops sustained heavy losses. It was this battle that changed the direction of the war. Perhaps more importantly, Bowden believes the perspective of Americans would be changed foreve... Read More »
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Fighting the VC and the NVA had been like trying to swat a gnat with a sledgehammer.
The great hope of the Tet Offensive was that its very size and daring would trigger a surge of nationalism that would transcend barriers of ideology, class, and faith.
The Viet Cong were not the idealistic warriors of American antiwar propaganda; they were vicious.
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