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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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In January, 1968, the fighting in Vietnam was at a stalemate. General Westmoreland, commander of the American forces, announced that the end of the war was in view, but the North Vietnamese had different ideas. In his book, Hue 1968, author and journalist Mark Bowden, discusses the Tet Offensive and how the North Vietnamese planned to win the war in a single stroke with military actions and popular uprisings across South Vietnam, but the most crucial part of the plan was the capture of Hue, the country’s cultural capital. A book signing will follow the program.

 

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