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Diem Coup Sinks U.S. Deeper Into Vietnam

The coup to overthrow South Vietnam leader Ngo Dinh Diem, with Kennedy administration's backing, and his subsequent killing, get the U.S. further entangled in the Vietnam conflict. Send to a Friend |

Vietnam's Last Battle: The Evacuation of Saigon

With North Vietnamese forces closing in on Saigon, the American Embassy became the last hope for people seeking evacuation. During the night of April 29-30, 1975, U.S. Navy helicopters airlifted thousands to aircraft carriers stationed in the South China Sea; hours after the evacuation ended, Communist forces took the South Vietnamese capital. Send to a Friend |

Halting North Vietnam's Tet Offensive

U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured the imperial city of Hue in February 1968, halting the North Vietnamese 'Tet Offensive' and rendering it a tactical failure. Send to a Friend |

Story Behind Famous Saigon Execution Photo

AP photographer Eddie Adams discussed the series of events that led to his famous Vietnam War photo taken on Feb. 1, 1968, shortly after the launch of the Tet Offensive. The photo captured South Vietnamese ColonelĀ Nguyen Ngoc Loan's summary execution of Viet Cong death squad leader Nguyen Van Lem in a Saigon Street. Send to a Friend |

Siege of Khe Sanh and Tet Offensive

North Vietnamese Army and their Viet Cong cohorts launched attacks on American base in Khe Sanh and elsewhere in Vietnam in January 1968, beginning a bloody year of battles that did much to shape the outcome of the Vietnam War. Send to a Friend |

Video Archives - December 2015