Vietnam National Archives II. Indeed, PAVN was doing just that. Damaged buildings can be seen top center and bomb craters are scattered throughout the entire area. Statistical information about casualties of the Vietnam War, U. Because of the change in American strategy posed by Vietnamization, Abrams pursued a very different approach.
On August 18, Operation Starlite began as the first major U. Additionally, Nixon was more pragmatic than idealistic in his foreign policy worldview. Several men were charged in the killings, but only Calley was convicted. Taken by surprise, U. Helicopters allowed American commanders to move large numbers of troops to virtually anywhere, regardless of the terrain or roads.
That type of approach would just play into the hands of the communists, and in any case, Kennedy believed that the U. This action violated the Logan Actbanning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation, and has been said to constitute treason.
Unlike soldiers in World War II and Korea, there were no secure rear areas in which to get rest and relaxation.