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Vietnam War. Do Now. What is the Memorial Day holiday about? Explain your answer. Information. 11 Academic days remaining Final Exams start June 2 - 4 instructional days before final. Current Events. Alaska wildfires - 80,000 acres burning - no evacuations.

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Do now

Do Now

What is the Memorial Day holiday about? Explain your answer.


Information
Information

  • 11 Academic days remaining

  • Final Exams start June 2

    - 4 instructional days before final


Current events
Current Events

  • Alaska wildfires

    - 80,000 acres burning

    - no evacuations

  • Violence in the U.S.

    - shooting California

    - East coast shootings

    - violence increasing?


Do now1

Do Now

What is the Memorial Day holiday about? Explain your answer.


The ground war 1965 1968
The Ground War 1965-1968

  • No territorial goals

  • Body counts on TV every night (first “living room” war)

  • Viet Cong supplies over the Ho Chi Minh Trail



The air war 1965 1968
The Air War1965-1968

  • 1965: Sustained bombing of North Vietnam

  • Operation Rolling Thunder (March 2, 1965)

  • 1966-68: Ongoing bombing of Hanoi nonstop for 3 years! Esp. targets the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • Downed Pilots: P.O.W.s

  • Carpet Bombing – napalm


The Air War:A Napalm Attack


Who is the enemy
Who Is the Enemy?

  • Vietcong:

    • Farmers by day; guerillas at night.

    • Very patient people willing to accept many casualties.

    • The US grossly underestimated their resolve and their resourcefulness.

The guerilla wins if he does not lose, the conventional army loses if it does not win. -- Mao Zedong



Guerilla warfare
Guerilla Warfare

  • Unconventional tactics

    - booby traps

    - disguises

    - urban fighting

  • Anything that does not follow the normal ‘conventions’ of war


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