VIETNAM LINKS PAGE
Chronology of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations-Short one or two line description of important events in U.S./Vietnamese relations between 1930 and 1998. Links to more detailed information relating to the time-line. (Some work-Some don't) This is a good place to begin, but don't stay too long.
Battlefield Vietnam: A Brief History-Short, too the point and accurate. Another good site to start with, but don't stop here.
Battlefield: Vietnam-More "brief" pages about the war including a time line, the Tet offensive, guerilla tactics, the air war and the seige of Khe Sanh.
Vietnam:A Television History-Transcripts from the award-winning television series produced by WGBH Boston. A bit disjointed and somewhat difficult to follow but compact and revealing in its use of individuals to relate history. Try to find the Video in your public library (or ask them to purchase it).
Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)-Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. (VVAW) is a national veterans' organization that was founded in New York City in 1967 after six Vietnam vets marched together in a peace demonstration. It was organized to voice the growing opposition among returning servicemen and women to the still-raging war in Indochina, and grew rapidly to a membership of over 30,000 throughout the United States as well as active duty GIs stationed in Vietnam. The link we have provided here is to their History of the Vietnam War page, but please check out the entire site.
Vietnam Generation Journal- There are 5 issues of this journal on line which describes itself as "the journal of record in Sixties and Vietnam war studies since its inception." A good number of the articles are retrospective reflections or commentaries on the war as well as some straight historical texts. There is also poetry, fiction and commentary relating contemporary events with the war in Vietnam.Quite eclectic and thought provoking.
The Gulf of Tonkin Lie-On August 7, 1964, the U.S. Congress passed the infamous "Tonkin Gulf Resolution" which allowed President Johnson to pretty much wage war in South East Asia without any oversight whatsoever.This article deals with lies behind the resolution.
The Gulf of Tonkin 2-A more detailed discussion of the above.
Operation Phoenix-An article by former CIA operative, Ralph McGehee about a CIA operation in Vietnam that targeted civilians for assassination.
One Soldier's Story-Just one story of many. A sniper and a Vietnamese boy.
The Massacre at Hue-"The Truth" we have learned is truly " the first casualty of war." Who you beleive is just as important as what you beleive. This article challenges U.S. reports of a Communist massacre in the city of Hue during the Vietnam War.
U.S. Government Aassasination Plots:-Not exactly about Vietnam but this page does include a list of prominent individuals the United States govenment has plotted to kill in cold blood, including Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam in 1963.
The Fish Cheer-Remember Country Joe McDonald and the fish cheer and the I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag song? You know, "Gimme an 'F', Gimme an..." etc. A link to the words of this great anti-war anthem.
The News Medias Coverage of the Vietnam War-A study guide from a course taught at the Yale-New Haven Teacher's Institute on the Media and its coverage of the Vietnam War and the protests against the Vietnam War. Although this digital outline offers little in the way of information, it asks some poignant questions for students (of all ages) to ponder and has an excellent reading list. Check it out and think a little.
POW/MIAs-Were American Prisoners of War abandoned at the end of the War? Article by a former member and senior staffer for the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs and a multi-tour Vietnam veteran also in military intelligence.
Books on the Vietnam War-An extensive bibliography arranged topically with short descriptions of many of the books. The best list I have seen yet for those who want to delve beyond what they can find on the Internet.Emi's Online Antiwar Anthology-A collection of stories and personal experiences from the Vietnam era.Includes some on Kent State. Relive the spirit of the peace movement if you were there, experience it, if you were not.
The Rise and Fall of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement in the U.S.-If you can handle the leftist rhetoric (hey I've got nothing against it. It's just sometimes you want it in plain English.) and its somewhat overblown opinion of the power of the woking class in this country, then this article will provide you a pretty good analysis of the anti-war movement during the war.
Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society, 1962-"The" document that begat the student movement of the sixties. Well, maybe. There were a lot of reasons why students and youth were rebelling then and this statement was one major reason. It is not only a reflection of the times but a call for social activism .
My Lai Massacre-A two part article on America's most infamous massacre of the Vietnam War. Brief, but precise.
Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy-Just as May 4, 1970 didn't happen in an historical vacumn, neither did the Vietnam War. These pages discuss not only some of the major foreign policy events of the 20th century but delve into those forces motivating U.S. actions.
Martin Luther King and Vietnam-The speech you will probably never study in the classroom or hear on TV.After Rev. King had " a dream" he had a visit from his conscience. Dr. King condemns participation of the U.S. in the Vietnam War and does so with a pretty good rendering of historical background. Click here for another interesting link about MLK.
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