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Complete the following headlines:


• “Just let me get elected, ____ ___ ___ ____ ____ ___” • “Just let me get elected, then you can have your war” Johnson, speaking to the JCS at Christmas 1963


•“Bomb Vietnam ____ __ ___ _____ ___” •“Bomb Vietnam back to the stone age” Air Force Chief Curtis LeMay, 1964


• “Of course if you start running from the communists ____ ___ ____ _____ ___ ____ ____ ___ _______”

• “Of course if you start running from communists, they may just chase you into your own kitchen” Johnson, May 1964


• “____ ________ __________ - it covered eveything” • “like grandma’s nightshirt – it covered everything” Johnson’s thoughts on the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, August 4th 1964


• “Hell, for all I know ___ ____ ___ _______ __ ______ ___ _____”

• “Hell, for all I know our navy was shooting at whales out there” Johnson’s admission on the Gulf of Tonkin incident


“This country is in an undeclared and unexplained war in Vietnam” NY Times Feb 1965

• VC attacks on US bases and personnel

• Nov 1964 VC damaged US base near Saigon • Christmas Eve ‘64 attacked US officers in a bar • Feb ‘65 attacked huge US camp near Pleiku

• Led to Operation Rolling Thunder • Watch and make notes from the following clips • Rolling Thunder compilation


We have covered the political situation in Vietnam up until 1964. Now, we need to begin looking at the military tactics used by both sides. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU75r8hq0kk

• Use the following link and the attached questions, as a guide, to present a report on how the military situation escalated.

Military tactics 1962 1968  
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