In a short (4-5 page, double spaced essay), answer the following question. There is no need to consult outside sources for this essay other than the attached document. .
Walter Cronkite (document 32) claimed that the Tet offensive showed that the bloody experience in Vietnam is to end in a stalemate, while historians generally consider the Tet offensive to be a military victory, a political defeat, and the turning point to the Vietnam War. Are these accurate assessments? Use the attached documents to assess US civilian, military, and diplomatic perspectives on the Tet offensive.
Some noteworthy issues that should be addressed at some point:
p. 61-63”Remember that this was an election year. Read these polls carefully (as US leaders certainly did) and check the dates to determine how much of any changes can be attributed to Tet.
General Westmoreland”westy, the US military commander in Vietnam, believed that the entire Tet offensive was a prelude to a major communist assault on the fortified US bases in Khe Sanh. His request for 205,000 troops to defend Khe Sanh was pivotal in the public relations battle in the united states, showing that the war was far from over (if not showing Americans that the war would never be over). Track his thinking throughout the Tet offensive”why does he want the troops and how does his thinking change? What impact did this have on the wise men. His February 12 memo is very important, as is the discussion it aroused later that day. Would 205,000 more troops have allowed him to win the war? The 500,000 the wise men discussed?
What did the communists want from the Tet offensive, according to the US ambassador, intelligence, and ed. Lansdale (an expert in counterinsurgency)? Did they succeed. This ties in with whether or not this was a US military victory.
Did the wise men give up on victory Vietnam on February 27? Did gen. Wheeler on March 8? Compare wheeler s statement on March 8 with Westmoreland s in November. Be specific on these”they are probably the most important aspect of the paper.
Give anything involving Westmoreland a lot of attention. He s critical to all of these issues.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more