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The Vietnam War’s Effect on Nixon’s 1968 Win

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by James E. Wright By the fall of 1968, a majority of Americans agreed that Vietnam was the nation’s major problem—as they had pretty consistently affirmed for the previous three years. Increasingly, there was a mood that it was time to

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The Battle of Khe Sanh, January 21 – April 8, 1968

Khe Sanh

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Khe Sanh combat base, built on a hilltop located 10 km from the Laotian border, was the westernmost in a line of Allied defenses south of the DMZ designed to prevent communist

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The Battle of Hue, January 30 – March 3, 1969

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab As part of the Tet Offensive of 1968, the VC and North Vietnamese dedicated two regiments to the seizure of the imperial capital of Hue. On the morning of 31 January 1968,

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Long Binh Jail: US Military Prisons in the Vietnam War

Long Binh Jail

by Hannah Kohler Over the course of the Vietnam War, the US Army stockade at Long Binh or Long Binh Jail, nicknamed LBJ and the Marine Brig in Da Nang incarcerated thousands of US military personnel. To give an idea:

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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism

War Dogs

by Rebecca Frankel Chapter 9: The Never Again Wars In World War II, it is said that war dogs saved 15,000 men. In Vietnam, the dogs were credited with saving the lives of 10,000 men, but many handlers who served

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