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a chemical defoliant used to clear Vietnamese jungles during the Vietnam War
lack of trust or believability
a person in favor of the United States withdrawing from the Vietnam War
the belief that if one nation in Asia fell to the Communists, neighboring countries would follow
a classification of people who share the same experience throughout their lives
member of an armed band that carries out surprise attacks and sabotage rather than open warfare
someone who believed the United States should continue its military efforts in Vietnam
a means of expression or communication, especially in reference to the agencies of mass communication—newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet
a jellied gasoline used for bombs
related to long-term interests and how to achieve them
an extended meeting or class held to discuss a social or political issue
not cleared up, understandable, or dealt with successfully
the process of making South Vietnam assume more of the war effort by slowly withdrawing American troops from Vietnam
compulsory recruitment for military service.
weapon fire coming from one's own side, especially fire that causes accidental injury or death to one's own forces.
alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whiskey. also a temporary shelter
Killed in Action
Missing in Action
National Liberation Front
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Prisoner of War
a sharpened bamboo stake, typically one tipped with poison, set in a camouflaged hole in the ground as a means of defense, especially in Southeast Asia.
was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army
a member of the communist guerrilla movement in Vietnam that fought the South Vietnamese government forces 1954-75 with the support of the North Vietnamese army and opposed the South Vietnamese and US forces in the Vietnam War.
a member of a communist-dominated nationalist movement, formed in 1941, that fought for Vietnamese independence from French rule. Members of the Vietminh later joined with the Vietcong.