dinsdag 4 mei 2010

The Tet Offensive - History Channel Declassified

Newly uncovered evidence suggests the CIA was aware of the sneak attack which led to the end of the Vietnam War.

* This incisive series exposes secrets held for decades.
* Features extensive interviews with inside sources and leading scholars.
* Relive the bloody battle which shattered the long stalemate in Southeast Asia.

They are the stories that have been suppressed or overlooked for years and even generations. They expose the dark side of heroes, the humanity of villains, and the behind-the-scenes deals and bargains struck on the eve of history's most important events.

Filled with extraordinary footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and experts, DECLASSIFIED illuminates fresh facets of some of the most compelling personalities and moments of the past.

It began with a suicide attack on the U.S. Embassy Compound. It ended with some 80,000 casualties, and though technically the Americans won the battle, it essentially cost them the war--and claimed President Johnson's political career. The year was 1968 and this decisive military action came to be known as the Tet Offensive. Newly uncovered materials, including long-ignored CIA warnings of a sneak attack, help reveal the story of the battle that broke the stalemate in Southeast Asia.


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