- American Advisors
- Sent to Vietnam to aid South Vietnam with its military training, organization, and other military tasks
China's involvement in the Vietnam War ranged from 1964-1969. China lent moral, logistic, and military support to North Vietnam.
The United States's involvement in the Vietnam War ranged from 1965-1973. The United States allied with South Vietnam, their primary goal being to stop the spread of communism.
Agent Orange: Weapon used in Vietnam War primarily from 1961-1972. Agent Orange was a powerful mixture of chemical defoliants used by U.S. military forces to eliminate forest cover for the North.
Gulf of Tonkin incident (1964): Incident where US destroyer Maddox exchanged shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in Gulf of Tonkin. Increased US involvement in Vietnam War.
Guerilla Warfare: War tactic used during Vietnam War. Technique is based on using element of surprise to eliminate opponent. This means sneaking up on the enemy, attacking them, and leaving before risking getting captured.
Napalm: Mainly used between 1965-1972. Napalm was a mixture of plastic polystyrene, hydrocarbon benzene, and gasoline. Mixture creates a jelly like substance that, when ignited, sticks to nearly anything and burns for up to ten minutes. Napalm was used widely during the Vietnam War.
Ho Chi Minh Trail (1967): used by North Vietnamese as a route for its troops to get into SOuth Vietnam. Trail was also used as a supply route for weapons, food, and equipment. The trail was about 1000 kilometers in length.