Vietnam, The Long War: Defeat of a Superpower

08 Feb 2016

On Monday, February 8th, 2016, we were joined for the final lecture of this Vietnam series. America’s defeat in Vietnam is the topic of this presentation, spanning the years 1961 to 1973. The gradual build up of American forces in the early part of the conflict until1965, when the massing of forces accelerated. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson’s micro-management the war, rising domestic tensions in the United States, TET offensive, the air bombing of North Vietnam, the Paris Peace talks, the eventual American defeat, will all be discussed.

About the presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Albertson teaches history at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Albertson was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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