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Category: Vietnam War

Painting depicting engagement between USS Maddox and North Vietnamese torpedo boats on August 2, 1964. (Credit: Naval Historical Center)

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago

One real and one phantom firefight 50 years ago embroiled the United States in the Vietnam War.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Get the facts on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the 30th anniversary of its unveiling.

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Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868.

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Vietnam in HD Premieres on HISTORY

For the first time in nearly 30 years, television tackles one of American history’s difficult chapters—the Vietnam War—with an all-new, large-scale documentary series.

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Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.