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Flashcards in Vietnam under Johnson Deck (21):
1

What was used for moving weapons/people to vietnam?

Ho Chi Minh Trail

2

What starts the Vietnam war?

Gulf of Tonkin Incident (N. VIets attack American Ship)

3

What does Congress give to Johnson for war?

A blank Check to prevent aggression in region

4

Which General was in charge?

Gen. Westmoreland

5

What System was used for drafts?

Lottery System

6

What was the amount of time serving in country?

Tour of Duty (1 year)

7

Ways to not be in draft

College Deferment, poor man's war, conscientous objectors, draft dodgers

8

Hurting soldiers if they danger the platoon

Fragging

9

Pestiside used to get rid of jungle

Agent Orange

10

blows up stuff

Napalm

11

Intense bombing in N. Vietnam to break will of NVA and VC

Operation Rolling Thunder

12

Winning by death count

Search and destroy

13

Enemies strategies

Guerilla Warfare, Nighttime Fighting, Hit and Run, Booby Traps, Conventional war

14

Types of booby traps

Punji Sticks, Trip Wires, Land mines

15

Where viets hid

Tunnel Systems

16

Used for Ho Chi Minh Trail, neutral

Laos and Cambodia

17

Cease Fire called on Viet New year but betrayed by NVA and VC

Tet Offensive

18

What did the politicians not want to turn into Dien Bien Phu or turining point in the war?

Battle of Khe Sahn

19

Why does Johnson drop out of the race?

Opposition for war becomes higher

20

Who was trying to run for president but assasinated?

Robert Kennedy

21

Who was Robert Kennedy assasinated by?

Sirhan Sirhan