“Making decisions, exercising command, managing, administering – those are the dynamics of our calling. Responsibility is its core.” Harold K. Johnson (1912 to 1983) Harold Keith Johnson was a US Army officer who fought in World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Army Chief of Staff (1964-68) during the Vietnam War.… Read More
1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of Trịnh Thị Ngọ, also known as Thu Hương and Hanoi Hannah, was a Vietnamese radio personality best known for her work during the Vietnam War, when she made English-language broadcasts for North Vietnam directed at United States (US) troops. 2.0 Early Life Ngọ was born in Hanoi… Read More
“An atheist could not be as great a military leader as one who is not an atheist.” Thomas H. Moorer (1912 to 2004) Thomas Hinman Moorer was a US Navy admiral, chief of naval operations (1967-70) and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1970-74) during the Vietnam War. A naval aviator in World War… Read More
“It’s a small war, God, but it’s the only one we’ve got.” Anonymous sign over a chaplains bunker at Con Thien, Vietnam, 1967
“In all honesty, we didn’t achieve our main objective. As for making an impact on the United States, it had not been our intention – but it turned out to be a fortunate result.” Tran Do (1923 to 2002), speaking about the Tet Offensive A retired general, decorated Vietnam War veteran and former head of… Read More
“The politicians in Washington just had no idea about the complexity of the situation in South Vietnam.” William Westmoreland (1914 to 2005) William Childs Westmoreland was a US Army general who commanded US forces in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
“I always thought we could go on like this. I didn’t think these people had the capacity to fight this way … to take this punishment.” Robert McNamara (1916 to 2009) Robert Strange McNamara was the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968 who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in… Read More