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Name: Karli Evon Date: 4/25/20 School: Dothan High School Facilitator: Mrs. Toole 12.02 Notes Outline Brutal Jungle Warfare Complete 12.02 Notes Outline as you review lesson 12.02. Explore #2: What stands out to you in the cartoon? The stairs lead to nothing What is the cartoonist trying to say about U.S. involvement and the success of our strategies? We get nowhere with them Fighting in Vietnam Between the years of 1964-1968, the U.S. became deeply invested in the Vietnam War. Americans were no longer serving in an advisory role. 1968 proved to be an especially challenging year for the United States in Vietnam. The hardships commenced early in the year when North Vietnam launched a massive coordinated attack on South Vietnamese locations catching everyone off guard. The Tet Offensive The turning point in the war took place in January 1968 during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. The Tet Offensive was a surprise attack launched by the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong on strategic South Vietnamese targets, including major cities and American military bases. The coordinated effort inflicted heavy losses on American troops and Vietnamese cities and civilians. In the end, American and South Vietnamese forces managed to overwhelm the Vietcong and squash the rebellion. First Media War Even though Tet proved to be a military success for the U.S. in Vietnam, at home it was portrayed in a much different light by the American media. Vietnam was the first war in which Americans could follow the events on television. Horrific images from the battlefield on television and in the newspapers led many Americans to question the government’s positive assessment of the situation in Vietnam and eventually turned them against the war. For this reason, the Tet Offensive was considered a psychological

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