p. 978-1003, President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
p. 978-1003, 1968, during Tet, the Vietnam lunar new year - Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army raiding forces attacked provincial capitals throughout Vietnam, even seizing the U.S. embassy for a time. U.S. opinion began turning against the war.
Gulf of Tonkin
p. 978-1003, in August of 1964, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson said that North Vietnamese forces had twice attacked American destroyers in the _____________. Although there was a first attack, claims of a second attack were later said to be exaggerated or unfounded. Known today as the ____________ Incident, this led to the open involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, with the ______________ Resolution.
the policy of making the military power of the US and its allies so strong that no enemy would attack for fear of action taken in return for an injury or offense
Ho Chi Min
p. 978-1003, was a Vietnamese communists that pushed for an independent Vietnam. He helped rid his country of the French, drawing the U.S into the conflict.
Cuban Missile Crisis
p. 901-902, (JFK) , , an international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the U.S. and the USSR. When the U.S. discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John F. Kennedy demanded their removal and announced a naval blockade of the island; the Soviet leader Khrushchev acceded to the U.S. demands a week later, on condition that US doesn't invade Cuba and that the U.S. takes out their missiles from Turkey
Afghan resistance group supplied with arms by the united states to assist in its fight against the soviets following their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. (A military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad
The 38th parallel
p. 844-847, The latitude line that marked the boarder between North and South Korea
p. 838-841, First established in 1947 after Britain no longer could afford to provide anti-communist aid to Greece and Turkey, it pledged to provide U.S. military and economic aid to any nation threatened by communism.
p. 842-843, Joint effort by the US and Britian to fly food and supplies into W Berlin after the Soviet blocked off all ground routes into the city