Episode 1122 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a conference being held under the auspices of the Texas Tech Vietnam Center & Archive this spring. The title of the event will be the 1968 and the Tet Offensive Conference.
The purpose of the conference is to examine all aspects of one of the most historical and influential happenings of the War in the broadest possible style. It is planned to look at the international, regional, domestic, military and diplomatic aspects of the conflict during the fateful year of 1968. Also included will be an analysis of tactical, strategic and decision-making before and the after of the Tet Offensive.
This conference offers Vietnam Veterans who experienced the Tet Offensive an excellent opportunity to help set the record straight about this monster event in the Vietnam War. Very seldom in world history has there been a more obvious example of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory by the Americans.
On February 1, 1968 the NLF and NVA attacked every town of any size in the country. Shocking as it was the Offensive was quickly put down with the attacking forces losing 58,000 fighters killed and failing to gain one square inch of territory. What appeared to be a big victory for the Americans and South Vietnamese was portrayed by the US media as a defeat. This inflamed a misguided population which resulted in the signing the Paris Peace Accord in 1973.
Vietnam Veterans who lived through the event are encouraged to participate in the Texas Tech conference because presentations by veterans are especially encouraged by the conference organizers.
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Listen to episode 1122 and get all the details about the upcoming Texas Tech Vietnam Center & Archive 1968 and the Tet Offensive Conference.