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VIETNAM WAR ESSENTIALS

1 What was the role of the US military advisers sent by Kennedy

2 What was the aim of Operation Strategic Hamlet?

3 Why was Diem unpopular?

4 Why did Johnson get the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed?

5 What was the aim of Operation Rolling Thunder?

6 Describe five aspects of the guerrilla tactics used by the NLF.

7 What happened on 'Search and Destroy' missions?

8 What were helicopters used for?

9 Find this information for the years 1960-73 and present it in a table (3
columns):
- Number of US troops in Vietnam per year
- Number of KIA (killed in action) and WIA/MIA per year

1 What were the Cu Chi tunnels?


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1 Explain the effects of the following:
1 • Agent Orange
• Napalm
• Booby Traps

1 What was the Tet Offensive, and why was it so important?


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1 Who won the Battle of Khe Sanh?
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1 What happened at the Battle of Hamburger Hill?
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1 What was ‘fragging’ and why did it happen?
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