This is chapter 5 from my book ‘The Vietnam Conflict, 1945 - 75.’
'Those who fail to learn from History, are forced to repeat it.’ The last message to Washington from Saigon in 1975, from CIA Chief Thomas Polgar.
It was the first time the United States had been defeated in a conflict. This book is a perfect guide to the Vietnam Conflict. With more recent wars in the Middle East having similar issues and style of warfare. This book hopes to pass on to the next generation the issues, mistakes and lessons learnt from the Vietnam conflict in order to avoid them in future conflicts. The book is a perfect addition to any classroom or to anyone wanting to learn about the events taking place in Vietnam or in the United States, from war to peace, to anti-war and pro-war protests. This book includes facts, a timeline of events, detailed pictures, mini-bios of key people involved, sources, quotes, it discusses who won the war, and how this was achieved.
The impact on civilians in Vietnam and attitudes in the USA
US response to guerrilla warfare
My Lai also known as the My Lai Massacre
The effects of the war in the US
The Kent State University Massacre
Opposition to War in U.S.A
The Fulbright Hearings (1971)