Eventually, US public opinion tired of an endless, defensive war.
Distinguished Service Cross - Vietnam War (T-Z)
He quickly moved forward to search the body, but was driven back by a withering barrage from a numerically superior North Vietnamese force advancing on his position.
served as a naval base and logistics base during the Vietnam War
February 1946: George Kennan's Long Telegram and the Policy of Containment
On February 22, 1946, George F. Kennan, the Charg� d'Affaires at the Moscow Embassy, sent a long telegram to the Department of State detailing his concerns about Soviet expansionism. Kennan argued that the United States would never be able to cooperate successfully with the Soviets, because they saw the West as an enemy and would engage in a protracted battle to limit Western power and increase Soviet domination. Kennan argued that the United States should lead the West in "containing" the Soviets by exerting counterforce at various geographical and political points of conflict. Kennan published a public version of this argument in the July 1947 issue of the journal Foreign Affairs. Kennan's articulations of the policy of containment had a major influence on American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union.
An American reporter witnessed the attack on the U.S
Chinese historian Chen Jian wrote Although Beijings support may have fallen short of Hanois 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.
helicopter is shot down in Vietnam
They were installing air defense systems, building, operating and maintaining SAM (Surface to Air Missiles) sites, plus they provided training and logistical support for the North Vietnamese military