LT. COL. JAMES WILLBANKS (Ret.) joins the show to talk about The Tet Offensive and its impact on the turning tide against the Vietnam War. Lt. Col. Willbanks answers questions on the Tet holiday, the surprise nature of the attack, the Tet Offensive’s objectives, the U.S. military’s reaction, the turn of Walter Cronkite, an influential New York Times article, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, Bobby Kennedy, Richard Nixon, what we can learn from both Vietnam and Tet, and much more!
Lt. Col. James Willbanks is the author of The Tet Offensive: A Concise History, as well as the cover story for the 2018 issue of Vietnam magazine – “Tet: What Happened and Why?”
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