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Vietnam War Closed Research Assignment


"We should declare war on North Vietnam....We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas."  -- Ronald Reagan, 1965


FACTS.Com-World News Digest: The Vietnam War:  An overview of the war and its outcome plus related articles.

Baby Boomer Headquarters/Vietnam-From a Distance: "This is a basic description of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam from a middle-aged boomer's viewpoint.  We explain why, for many of us, the Vietnam War was a major, defining event for us -- and for our country." Page maintained by Martin Chicowitz


"I'm not going to be the first American President to lose a war."

--Richard Nixon, 1969

"Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place."

--John F. Kennedy, 1961

Agent Orange and Related Issues-Published by the Department of Veterans Affairs this document explains what agent orange is, how it has affected veterans of the Vietnam War and the governmental benefits available to those veterans adversely affected by it.

American Women and the Vietnam War: An article written by a professor at North Georgia College and State University on the role women played, both militarily and non-militarily, during the Vietnam War

Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets

"Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States.  Only Americans can do that."   --Richard Nixon, 1969

"I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies."

--Benjamin Spock, 1988

Vietnam War Protest Movement from Spartacus SchoolNet:


"If Americans do not want ot support us anymore, let them go, get out!  Let them forget their humanitarian promises!"   --Nguyen Van Thieu, April 1975

Vietnam's Boat People: 25 Years of Fears, Hopes and Dreams

The Legacy of "Operation Babylift"

"We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves."  --Lyndon Johnson, Oct. 1964

U.S. Forces Weapons of War in Vietnam

Did USAF Technology Fail in Vietnam?

Television Coverage of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Veteran