chapter  12
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The myths of the Tet Offensive: Edwin E. Moïse

ByEDWIN E. MOÏSE

At the beginning of 1968, both Communist and anti-Communist forces in Vietnam announced plans for a brief cease-fi re, to allow celebration of the Vietnamese new year holiday, Tet. But on January 30 and 31, instead of a cease-fi re, there was a wave of attacks by Communist forces, which came to be called the “Tet Offensive.” The months that followed saw the most intense and bloody combat of the Vietnam War.