Vietnam

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Vietminh
N. Vietnamese communist army.
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of the N. Vietnamese.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Brutal dictator of S. Vietnam. Initially supported by U.S. and later assassinated by the U.S.
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Gave the president the authority to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Communists in Vietnam.
credibility gap
Distrust of the government.
Counter-Culture
Group that rejects the values, norms, and practices of the larger society.
Tet Offensive
1968 attack by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces throughout South Vietnam.
Henry Kissinger
This man negotiated a cease fire with the Communist forces in Vietnam.