Posted on Mar 25, 2020
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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March 25, 1968 – Vietnam War

A Harris Poll reports that in the past six weeks “basic” support for the war among Americans declined from 74 percent to 54 percent. The poll also revealed that 60 percent of those questioned regarded the Tet Offensive as a defeat of U.S. objectives in Vietnam. Despite Gen. William Westmoreland’s assurances in late 1967 that the United States was making headway in the war, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had launched a massive offensive during the Tet holiday that began in late January 1968. Although the communist forces were soundly defeated during this offensive, the scope and extent of the attacks won the communists a major psychological victory in the United States, where the events of Tet confirmed a growing disenchantment with the seemingly never-ending war for increasing numbers of Americans.

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LTC John Griscom
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It was considered a major psychological victory Thanks largely to the American media's slant on its reporting.
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SGT Robert Foti
SGT Robert Foti
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Hey Sarge - I like your research.... ^5's!
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PO3 Craig Phillips
PO3 Craig Phillips
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SGT Robert Foti - A real sewer rat!!!
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SGT Robert Foti
SGT Robert Foti
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To all that votedmy comment up.. TY and GMTA!
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SGT Robert Foti
SGT Robert Foti
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again always TY's for the vote up buds!
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1SG John Highfill
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It was a propaganda win for the north
Should have bombed them more and earlier
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GySgt Thomas Vick
GySgt Thomas Vick
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Amen to that 1SG Highfill
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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I sure agree with that but when politicians micro manage a war instead of having General's and Admirals do so the result is NEVER good !
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SPC Randy Zimmerman
SPC Randy Zimmerman
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Amen
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SP5 Jim Curry
SP5 Jim Curry
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Well Westmoreland wasn't doing such a bang up job either
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