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  1. Vietnam

  2. TRUMAN DOCTRINE :preventing the Spread of Communism -wars of national liberation??? -French Indochina- backed by the US Ho Chi Minh- leader of Communist party in N.V. -containment domino theory -sent advisors?? To prevent C from Spreading to S.V. -Ngo DinhDiem (S.V. corrupt Leader) cancels elections in the S - Viet-Cong begins fighting : Communist Group supported & supplied by Ho Chi Min

  3. GULF OF TONKIN -Diem’s gov’t unpopular -Diem is assassinated -limited bombing already begun- by Viet-cong (Ho Chi Mihn Trial) -Gulf of Tonkin U.S. ship attacked? Torpedo actually missed ship- sketchy reports LBJ asks for action (war)- all necessary power … -statement was prepared before the attack -Operation Rolling Thunderbegins intense bombing Vietnam- begin sending Large # of Troops

  4. Three months after being elected president, Lyndon B. Johnson launched Operation Rolling Thunder. Unlike the single bombing raid in August 1964, this time the raids were to take place on a regular basis. The plan was to destroy the North Vietnam economy and to force her to stop helping the guerrilla fighters in the south. Bombing was also directed against territory controlled by the NLF in South Vietnam. The plan was for Operation Rolling Thunder to last for eight weeks but it lasted for the next three years. In that time, the US dropped 1 million tons of bombs on Vietnam.- Sparticus.net

  5. DIFFERENT WAR -US War Leaders -Sec. Robert McNamara -Gen. William Westmoreland commander of troops in S.V. , constantly requested more troops, made it appear to the Am. Public we were winning the war. -Viet Cong used guerilla tactics*Fought in both cities & countryside -hard to differentiate friend from foe -American search and destroy tactics

  6. DIFFERENT WAR -American search and destroy tactics * N.V. & V.C. network of elaborate tunnels *Uproot Civilians w/ suspected ties to Vietcong, burning villages in order to “Save it” *Terrain laced w./booby traps & land mines– today 3.5million armed mines remain in V, causing 160 Civilian Causalities per month -napalm -Agent Orange

  7. DIFFERENT WAR -napalm gasoline based bomb, stick to peoples clothing & flesh -Agent Orange leaf killing chemical, blamed for many cancers among V & Am. Vets

  8. DIFFERENT WAR -US War Leaders -Sec. Robert McNamara -Gen. William Westmoreland -Viet Cong used guerilla tactics -hard to differentiate friend from foe -American search and destroy tactics -napalm -Agent Orange

  9. DIFFERENT WAR -US War Leaders -Sec. Robert McNamara -Gen. William Westmoreland -Viet Cong used guerilla tactics -hard to differentiate friend from foe -American search and destroy tactics -napalm -Agent Orange

  10. DIFFERENT WAR -US War Leaders -Sec. Robert McNamara -Gen. William Westmoreland -Viet Cong used guerilla tactics -hard to differentiate friend from foe -American search and destroy tactics -napalm -Agent Orange

  11. DIFFERENT WAR -US War Leaders -Sec. Robert McNamara -Gen. William Westmoreland -Viet Cong used guerilla tactics -hard to differentiate friend from foe -American search and destroy tactics -napalm -Agent Orange

  12. COSTS OF WAR -low morale of soldiersquickly lost all hopes of winning the war (*many turned to drugs) -Great Society spending is reduced to pay for war effort -first television war ‘living room” *horrible graphic pics contradicted the war scenario -credibility gap develops- of what Johnson’s administration was reporting & then what was actually happening. -protest begin

  13. COSTS OF WAR -low morale of soldiers -Great Society spending is reduced to pay for war effort -first television war -credibility gap develops -protest begin

  14. OPPOSITION -Hawks unleash military to win war -Doves believed we should withdraw forces -No end in sight to the war “America, Love it or Leave it”

  15. WAR PROTESTS -why are we fighting this war??? -Many believed it was a Civil War,* US had no business being there *”Hell No, we won’t go!” -working man’s war- 80% children 18-26 -unfair practices draft- based on Bday deferments –Good academic standing= you would NOT be drafted objectors dodging

  16. WAR PROTESTS -unfair practices draft deferments objectors dodging: Students for a Democratic Society- Centers that openly counseled students to flee to Canada- 10,000 people fled

  17. Country Joe & the Fish ‘Im a fixin’ to Die” • This land is your Land • Ballad of the Green Berets • One Tin Soldier • These times are a changing • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMUBWKJ5A_0&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC4tpeN6pj4&NR=1

  18. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER RIVIVAL FORTUNATE SUN LYRICS • Some folks are born made to wave the flag,Ooh, they're red, white and blue.And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,Yeah!Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.But when the taxman comes to the door,Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no,

  19. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER RIVIVAL FORTUNATE SUN LYRICS Some folks are born made to wave the flag,Ooh, they're red, white and blue.And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,Yeah!Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.But when the taxman comes to the door,Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no,