North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that. Richard Nixon Nov. 3, 1969

The Vietnam War was arguably the most traumatic experience for the United States in the twentieth century. That is indeed a grim distinction in a span that included two world wars, the assassinations of two presidents and the resignation of another, the Great Depression, the Cold War, racial unrest, and the drug and crime waves. Intro, The Vietnam War