After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam

After Tet The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam In the wake of the TET offensive in March Lyndon Johnson announced the cessation of bombing against North Vietnam and his decision not to run for president

  • Title: After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam
  • Author: Ronald H. Spector
  • ISBN: 9780029303801
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the wake of the TET offensive in March, 1968, Lyndon Johnson announced the cessation of bombing against North Vietnam and his decision not to run for president.

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    1. Another fascinating book on Vietnam down. After Tet focuses on the large NVA/VC offensives after the Tet attacks. Even though the Communist forces had lost many during Tet, there were three large follow-on offensives. Costly battles surged from the highlands to the Mekong Delta. The author correctly states that the battles were indecisive or a stalemate. The communist forces lost significantly yet melted away to Laos or Cambodia to lick their wounds. American/ARVN forces drove the Communists out [...]

    2. An outstanding survey of the year 1968 in Vietnam. Spector discusses the major combat operations of that year, but puts a sharp focus on key issues in social history: The draft, drug abuse, everyday life on U.S. military bases, and so on. The chapter on race relations in Vietnam, especially Spector's account of the Long Binh stockade riot (or "uprising", if you approach the topic from a different perspective), makes this book essential for students of the Vietnam War and for scholars of the 1960 [...]

    3. A very entertaining book. Spector gives us the pivotal year of the Vietnam War, 1968. It was the year that gave the US a sort of Victorious year on the ground- but at the very same time showed how unsustainable the war was. And Spector does a great job of showing all the internal inconsistencies in the combat, management and logistical elements of the war. But at the same time, we get a vision of a US army muddling through with great personnel.Spector is great at weaving the homefront, the White [...]

    4. This was a good synopsis of the Tet debacle. Again, my heart was rent by the pain of the young men struggling to overcome the viciousness that was Tet.

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