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Assignment

Team 2 – Chapter 11 – How we Go to War: Lessons from Vietnam, plus material from the supplement.

I will briefly review the Vietnam War. We will focus on the material in the study guide. Globally, note how few legal constraints the court has allowed on presidential war-making powers.

Guide Chap – 11

Viet Nam War Resources:

The Draft and the Vietnam War

VA Data
August 4, 1964 – January 27, 1973
Total who served in all Armed Forces: 8,744,000 (WWII – 16,112,566 over 5 years)
Deployed to Southeast Asia: 3,403,000

Battle Deaths: 47,424 (WWII – 291,557)
Other Deaths (In Theatre): 10,785
Wounded: 153,303 (WWII – 671,846)
Medals of Honor: 238

US Military casualties – Iraq – 4k -Afghanistan – 2k

Vietnam — Map of contemporary Vietnam –  Historical Atlas –  Pre-Vietnam War History  – War Timeline – The last US helicopter out of Vietman

The Truth about Tonkin (US Naval Institute)

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Indonesia – Map of Indonesia – 1950-1965 – 1965-1998

Movie about the beginning of the US involvement in Vietman

War Powers Resolution