Myth: The United States lost the war in Vietnam.

President Bush arrives in Hanoi today for discussions about regional economic issues. He would do well to discuss frankly America's fears about the "dominoes" of Asian capitalism.

Myth: A disproportionate number of blacks were killed in the Vietnam War.

- The presidential palacein Saigon is bombed by two renegade South Vietnamese pilots flying American-madeWorld War II era fighter planes. President Diem and his brother Nhu escapeunharmed. Diem attributes his survival to "divine protection."


Domino Theory - The Vietnam War

86% of the men who died in Vietnam were Caucasians, 12.5% were black, 1.2% were other races.  and

The average infantryman in the South Pacific during World War II saw about 40 days of combat in four years. The average infantryman in Vietnam saw about 240 days of combat in one year thanks to the mobility of the helicopter.


What was the lasting effect of war on America and Vietnam

By 1972, the evidence was clear: the American public would no longer support the war in any form. Nixon and his National Security advisor Kissinger negotiated what they called "peace with honor," in fact simply a recognition of defeat. In December of 1972, Nixon ordered the "Christmas bombing" of Cambodia and North Vietnamese cities. One month later, he halted the he bombing, and on January 27, 1973, peace was declared.

The Domino Theory is arguable the key aspect of the Vietnam War

After an embarrassingly brief period, the South Vietnamese government collapsed, and Americans were treated to humiliating scenes of the evacuation of the US embassy by helicopter, and later attempts by Vietnamese who had been supporters of the US to flee their country by any means.

Was the domino theory really a threat to America …

- Three North Vietnamesepatrol boats attack the American destroyer in theGulf of Tonkin ten miles off the coast of North Vietnam. They fire threetorpedoes and machine-guns, but only a single machine-gun round actuallystrikes the with no causalities. U.S. Navy fighters fromthe carrier led by Commander James Stockdale, attackthe patrol boats, sinking one and damaging the other two.

How did the Domino Theory impact America's …

Operation Plan 34A, South Vietnamesecommandos in unmarked speed boats raid two North Vietnamese military baseslocated on islands just off the coast. In the vicinity is the destroyer.

America and the Vietnam war by Bryn S on Prezi

Operation Plan 34A, CIA-run covert operations using SouthVietnamese commandos in speed boats to harass radar sites along the coastlineof North Vietnam. The raids are supported by U.S. Navy warships in theGulf of Tonkin including the destroyer which conductselectronic surveillance to pinpoint the radar locations.