Unformatted text preview: • Alleged attack on the Tonkin Gulf, 1964 – Vietnamese ship attacked a US ship in the Tonkin Gulf, two days later another attack was reported, but with no proof. • Tonkin Gulf Resolution – Gives president Johnson the right to fight in the war, LBJ did not want to lose the war, US began bombing Vietnam in retaliation Waging the War • General Westmorland, attrition & body counts, “hearts & minds” – 3.4 million Vietnamese were killed…1964-1975 US participated…war strategy became attrition (counting bodies) how they decided who was winning the war • Dow Chemical Napalm, Agent Orange – agent orange was a defoliant (took all the leaves off the trees) so they could see Vietnamese hiding • Tet Offensive, 1968 - Protest...
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- Fall '07
- Vietnam War, Tonkin Gulf, British colonial rule, French Colonial Rule