Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the Tet Offensive

 

Dr. Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

Associate professor of History at the University of Kentucky and author of Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, winner of the Society for Military History's 2012 Edward M. Coffman Prize

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6pm, Chao Auditorium

Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville Belknap Campus

Reception to follow

Nearly fifty years ago, during the 1968 Lunar New Year, the United States suffered a spectacular military setback in Vietnam. Caught off guard by guerrilla attacks against cities and towns across South Vietnam, the United States war effort there never recovered. The Tet Offensive is undoubtedly a key turning point in the Vietnam War, but so much of Hanoi's decision-making surrounding the offensive remains unknown. Drawing from recently-released materials from Vietnam, the United States, and elsewhere, this talk seeks to solve some of the mysteries surrounding the origins of that offensive

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