Black Mountain Institute; UNLV College of Urban Affairs
The Vietnam War started in 1961 when JFK sent advisors to South Vietnam, or it started August, 1964 with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. We lost 58,000 Troops, 300,000 were wounded, and found ourselves in a war that at the time cost $150 Billion. 2.7 Million people from the United States served in uniform during this war. One of the quotes from that era was by Richard Nixon, "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War, it was misreported then and it is misremembered now, rarely were so many people so wrong about so much, never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been more tragic."
Vietnam War; 1961-1975 – History
Defense and Security Studies | Military History | Military Studies | United States History
Fry, J. A.,
Nexus 13: Vietnam War.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/blackmountain_lectures_events/94