Tet Offensive 30th Anniversary

GUESTS: Don Oberdorfer Journalist-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Author, Tet: The Turning Point in the Vietnam War [DaCapo Press, 1986] Ronald Specter Chairman, Department of History, George Washington University Author, After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam and Advice and Support: the Early Years of the US Army in Vietnam This weeks marks the 30th anniversary of the Tet offensive, a turning point for American involvement in the Vietnam War. Tet was a surprise attack — Viet Cong guerrillas violated a temporary truce and launched a major offensive. It was a major setback for US troops, the South Vietnamese, and US supporters who thought America was on the verge of victory. Join host Ray Suarez for a commemoration of the Tet offensive, a watershed event in the Vietnam War ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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