50 Years Ago: The Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive

Early on the morning of Jan. 30, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam.

  • Published 30 January 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE — Early on the morning of Jan. 30, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam. The campaign — one of the largest of the Vietnam War — led to intense fighting and heavy casualties in cities and towns across the South. While battles raged for more than a month in some places like… Read at AP News