Lien-Hang Nguyen, the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University, spoke on PRI Public Radio International on September 26, 2017 about the Vietnam War’s 1968 Tet Offensive. Professor Nguyen spoke on the sixth episode, titled “The Shock of the Tet,” of PRI’s series on the Vietnam War called “LBJ’s War.”
From the PRI Website:
“Whammo,we got caught with our pants down,” a CIA analyst says of the Tet Offensive, the massive surprise attack that North Vietnam launched against American and South Vietnamese forces in the pre-dawn hours of January 31st, 1968. Just what exactly happened and what it signified would take some time to sort out, but the message from Hanoi to the White House was immediate and unmistakeable: We will outlast you. In this final episode of the series: Tet ’68 and its transformative impact on American understanding of the war.
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