America Takes Charge (1965-1967)

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America Takes Charge (1965-1967)

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs
  • (Vietnam: A Television History series, Part 5) Within two years, Johnson had escalated American troops in Vietnam to 1.5 million to fight a baffling war against an enemy that was usually unseen. How did the Viet Minh and NLF respond to the big American buildup? Shows their response, and an American soldier's view of war with a most-often unseen enemy. The buzz words of the war: "search and destroy, body count, pacification" are demonstrated with Operation Cedar Falls as an example of a major military operation of the period.
  • Topics: (History: American, Southeast Asian Studies, War and Peace)