Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

February 1, 2012

Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive
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A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Tet Offensive in late January, 1968, and examine what lessons it might have for foreign policy today.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Click here to view this video on YouTube.

If you’d like to know more about the Tet Offensive, the Vietnam War, and General William Westmoreland, check out these books:

James Arnold, Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam (1990)

Peter Braestrup, The Big Story (1994)

More on:

Defense and Security

Diplomacy and International Institutions

Vietnam

Wars and Conflict

George C. Herring, America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, 4th ed. (2001)

Stanley Karnow, Vietnam: A History (1997)

Don Oberdorfer, Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War (2001)

Lewis Sorley, Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam (2011)

James H. Willbanks, The Tet Offensive: A Concise History (2008)

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