The Vietnam War

''Winning of Hearts and Minds''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/winning-of-hearts-and-minds The phrase ''Winning of Hearts and Minds'', while most associated with America's involvement in The War in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, 1965-1975) – is actually somewha …

Group 559

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/group-559 Created as a ''Transportation Division'' of The North Vietnamese Army in 1959 – ''Group 559'' was tasked as the primary Formation which maintained supply lines acro …

The ''Domino Theory''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/the-domino-theory A theory of The Cold War and well applied to the reasoning for active involvement in Southeast Asian by The United States, the term ''Domino Theory'' was first used in th …

Flag of The Army of The Republic of South Vietnam

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/flag-of-the-army-of-the-republic-of-south-vietnam Also identified as ARVN, The Army of The Republic of South Vietnam existed from 1955 until the Fall of The Republic in 1975. The Republic maintained a ''Standing Army'' o …

Flag of The Pathet Laos

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/flag-of-the-pathet-paos The Pathet Laos were a Political, Socialist/Communist Force which traced it's origins to 1955. They were against both Royal Laotian Rule and French Colonial ambitions in …

Vietnamization

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/vietnamization A term related to The Presidency of Richard Nixon, ''Vietnamization'' was seen as an invented (non-word). Attributed to Defense Secretary Melvin Laird in 1969. By this ti …

Operation: ''Fracture Jaw''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/operation-fracture-jaw Operation: ''Fracture Jaw'' was a proposed Military Tactical Plan which was created by then Commanding General of US Forces, Vietnam – General William Westmoreland. …

''Mere Gook'' Rule

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/mere-gook-policy The derogatory term ''Gook'' was applied to any Vietnamese Person, by US Military Forces, during The Vietnam War (1965-1975). It's origins may be placed during The Korean …

US MAC-10 .45 Caliber Machine Pistol

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/us-mac10-45-caliber-machine-pistol The MAC-10 (an unofficial title which is actually known as The M-10), was designed George Ingram in 1964. Seen as a ''high firepower'' hand-held Machine Pistol (often con …

US Colt ''Detective Special'' .38 Caliber Revolver

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/the-vietnam-war/us-colt-detective-special-38-caliber-revolver First introduced in 1927 by The Colt Firearms Company of America, The ''Detective Special'' was a .38 Caliber ''Snub Nosed'' Revolver. The term ''Snub Nosed'' – rel …