The Importance of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive
"Fifty years on, what should we make of Tet? What perspective can we can gain from studying one of the most consequential moments of the entire American war in Vietnam? While most critics, especially military officers, tended to paint the Tet offensive as a military victory turned political defeat, it seems more useful to consider this chapter of the war as a strategic tutorial on flawed assumptions among American and North Vietnamese leaders and commanders. At its core, the 1968 Tet offensive, from all sides, remains a profound case study on misplaced expectations about how war unfolds and what it promises."
Daddis, Gregory A., “The Importance of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive,” War on the Rocks (January 2018), https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/importance-vietnam-wars-tet-offensive.
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