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  • American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives
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    American and Vietnamese Wartime Perspectives

    A panel of scholars and authors looked at the Vietnam War from the American, North and South Vietnamese perspectives. Topics include South Vietnamese nationalism, why American intervention…

  • Reconsidering US Military Strategy in Vietnam
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    Reconsidering U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Three military historians reconsidered a variety of perspectives on Vietnam War strategy. This program was part of a day-long conference hosted by the Virginia Military Institute titled: “The…

  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

  • Senator John McCain Reflects on Vietnam War Experiences 1992
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    American POW/MIAs in Southeast Asia

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a veteran of the Vietnam War, discussed his experiences in Vietnam and the legacy of the Vietnam experience in American society. Senator McCain, member of the…

  • President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968
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    President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968

    Arizona State University professor Kyle Longley taught a class on President Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968. He discussed LBJ’s reaction to the Tet Offensive in January, and talked about the…

  • Vietnam Wars Operation Rolling Thunder
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    Vietnam War's "Operation Rolling Thunder"

    Douglas Kennedy of the U.S. Air Force Academy taught a class on Vietnam’s War’s “Operation Rolling Thunder” air campaign, which took place from 1965-68. He described goals of the campaign, such as…

  • Green Berets at Vietnams A Shau Valley
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    Green Berets at Vietnam's A Shau Valley

    Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins was interviewed by the co-author of his book, A Tiger among Us: A Story of Valor in Vietnam’s A Shau Valley. Sergeant Adkins described how he and sixteen…

  • emWe Fewem
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    We Few

    Nick Brokhausen remembered his time in the Vietnam War as a member of a recon company that advanced into North Vietnamese controlled parts of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

  • Washington Journal Lynn Novick amd Doug Stanton Discuss the Vietnam Wars Impact On the US Homefront
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    Lynn Novick and Doug Stanton on the Vietnam War at Home in 1968

    Doug Stanton and Lynn Novick talked about the Vietnam War in 1968 as part of C-SPAN’s “1968: America in Turmoil” series. The war was fought not only in the jungles of Vietnam but on American streets in 1968. Student…

  • Remembering Vietnam Tour
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    "Remembering Vietnam" Tour

    American History TV toured the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam,” the first comprehensive display there on the war. Vietnam War veteran and Archivist of the United States…

  • Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    James Reston, Jr. and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan Scruggs talked about the memorial’s creation. Mr. Reston is the author of A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight…

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    Saigon - Target Zero

    On January 30, 1968, North Vietnam launched surprise attacks across South Vietnam during the Vietnamese New Year holiday, known as TET. This was a twenty minute film shot and edited by…

  • Tet Offensive to Vietnam Wars End
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    Tet Offensive to Vietnam War's End

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner taught a class on the Vietnam War, focusing on the Tet Offensive in 1968 though the U.S. withdrawal in the early 1970s. He…

  • Washington Journal David Maraniss and Jim Webb Discuss the Vietnam War
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    David Maraniss and Jim Webb on the Vietnam War in 1968

    Jim Webb and David Maraniss talked about the major military, political and diplomatic developments in the Vietnam War during 1968 from the January Tet Offensive to the escalating body count and…

  • Vietnam Center and Archive
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    Vietnam Center and Archive

    Consisting of letters, photographs, audio, and other forms of material, the Vietnam Center and Archive preserves the record of individuals who served during the Vietnam War. The center is home to largest…

  • President Johnson Addresses Nation on Political Future 1968
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    President Lyndon Johnson Address to the Nation

    In a televised speech from the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson announced steps to limit the war in Vietnam, and his decision not to run for re-election in 1968. This video is courtesy…

  • Philadelphia and the Vietnam War in 1968
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    Philadelphia and the Vietnam War in 1968

    A panel of historians looked back 50 years to 1968 and how Philadelphia and its citizens were impacted by the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of a conference co-hosted by the…

  • James and TuyCam Bullington Vietnam War Oral History Interview
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    James and Tuy-Cam Bullington Vietnam War Oral History Interview

    U.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the war. It was there he met his future wife, Tuy-Cam, a foreign service national, who served…

  • QA with Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk
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    Q&A with Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk

    Filmmakers Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk talked about their documentary, Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance, on the actions of the Catonsville 9 and other Catholic activists who…

  • Tom Reilly Vietnam War Oral History Interview
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    Tom Reilly Vietnam War Oral History Interview

    Veteran Tom Reilly talked about his Vietnam War service, including his time as an Army radio operator and a war correspondent for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. He also described his…

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