News Display: U.S. Withdraws from Vietnam
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 03/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Foreign Policy, military intervention, POW, Vietnam, war

Description/Abstract: News Display: U.S. Withdraws from Vietnam, Wednesday, 3/29

On March 29, 1973, the last American troops left Vietnam, following an eight-year intervention in which 58,000 Americans and two million Vietnamese died in a war against the communist North Vietnamese. Widely considered one of the longest (over 19 years) and least popular wars in American history, the Vietnam War began with the struggle of the French colonial forces against the native Vietnamese who were supported by Chinese communists. When the French left, the U.S. came in with active ground troops, but efforts proved unsuccessful by South Vietnam to reclaim the North.

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