Rating False About this rating Origin A popular story that has been in circulation on the Internet since at least is one of long-haired Native Americans serving as scouts in the Vietnam war. Once in the military, with their hair cut to regulation length, the scouts lost their tracking skills. Later tests showed that it was their long, flowing hair that gave them those skills:
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Coleman Office of the Historian, U. Federal agencies generated a large and unique variety of archival material during the conflict, from traditional memoranda and telegrams, to backchannel messages and White House tape recordings.
This guide to archival resources, based on the work of the Office of the Historian, U. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford Administrations, from January to May Despite the expansive coverage dedicated to the Vietnam war in the Foreign Relations series, space constraints forced Department of State historians to choose carefully among the thousands of documents produced during the conflict.
This guide aims to provide a road map for researchers seeking to go beyond documents included in Foreign Relations to archival resources housed both in Washington and in various locations around the country.
In compiling the Foreign Relations series, Department of State historians had a very specific mission to capture: The five Foreign Relations volumes covering the Nixon and Ford administrations contain notes on sources, annotated source lists, and copious footnotes.
Readers should use this guide in conjunction with the published volumes. Before undertaking archival research, researches should study carefully the documentation contained in the Foreign Relations volumes on Vietnam from to Researchers can purchase the volumes through the U.
Department of State website history. In keeping with prevailing scholarly practices, documents researchers initially encounter in the series should be cited to Foreign Relations. During the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, the President directed that the U.
Department of State historians covering this period determined it desirable to segregate the conflicts in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia into separate Foreign Relations volumes. For this reason, Foreign Relations volumes covering Vietnam during this phase of the war document events across Southeast Asia, including activities such as the invasions of Cambodia and Laos ; the widespread bombing of North Vietnam ; and the SS Mayaguez incident After a careful reading of the Foreign Relations volumes, researchers should consult the extensive Presidential papers and other White House records at the Nixon Presidential Materials Project.
Two sub-files within the NSC materials provide the best documentation: These files hold the working records of the NSC staff members responsible for analyzing information on Vietnam for Kissinger, who in turn would use their analyses in his communications with President Nixon.
For example, material on the U. Although the Vietnam Subject Files collection is weighed towards military issues, it also contains abundant records on the attempt to manage the peace process in Vietnam after January Like other Nixon records, the archivists have prepared finding aids with folder titles.
The Vietnam Country Files collection, consisting of 29 Hollinger boxes, holds diplomatic and political material primarily about Vietnam and U.
The boxes, folders, and items within are organized chronologically. In some cases there are sub-chronologies in each folder of Department of State cables, intelligence cables, and memoranda.
The Vietnam Country Files is the single most cited collection in the five Foreign Relations volumes on Vietnam from to Although similar in organization to the Vietnam Country Files, it lacks specific subject folders, but does include topical and issue-specific folders.
Additionally, there is a Cambodian Operations File, consisting of 21 Hollinger boxes, that contains a combination of chronological and topical records covering the U.During the Second Indochina War, better known as the Vietnam War, a distinctive land warfare strategy and organization was used by the Main Force of the People's Liberation Armed Forces (better known as the Viet Cong or VC in the West) and the NVA (North Vietnamese Army/People's Army-Vietnam) to.
Veterans statistics: PTSD, Depression, TBI, Suicide. The following veterans statistics are from a major study done by the RAND Corporation (full pdf of study), a study by the Congressional Research Service, the Veterans Administration, the Institute of Medicine, the US Surgeon General, and several published studies.
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Also, every film's main character and point of view was from that of a low ranking soldier in either the army or the marines. The Vietnam Veterans of America and other groups are calling on Congress to create a national VA research center to study the generational health consequences for veterans – spanning all.
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