What We Learned... from the Tet Offensive

Dudley, Wade G.
January 2011
Military History;Jan2011, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p17
The article presents a discussions about lessons learned from the Tet Offensive, a military campaign during the Vietnam War. The said campaign did not trigger an uprising while up to 100,000 communists were killed. Tet showed that guerrillas do not usually win against well-armed soldiers that have unlimited access to ammunition. It also showed that public opinion is effective as a weapon against the enemy.


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