The public was now clear that reports of success and nearing end to the war by the authorities were silverlined. Criticism increased frommany corners and this forced the president to reconsider decisions on the war. suport for the war sharply declined, many policy makers questioned reports of gains in the war, the public was concerned of paying the armies continued stay in Vietnam. this turn of events led to a series of discusions which yielded the replacement of Westmoreland who was commander and change of strategy. there were no more discusions on achieving victory against North Vietnam and the new commander-Creighton Abrahams came with the “One War” which directed much effort at Vietnamization of the fight, Conciliation of the countriside and logistically obliteraterating the communists. The new regime unber Richard M. Nixon eventually saw the U.S military withdrawn and negotitions continued.The New York Times article by Tom Wicker gave an account of the effects of the offensive on the presidency of Johnson, the public’s confience in the military’s contined presence in Vietnam. Mcarther’s Article in Chicago Tribune also analysed the war in terms of economic implications, lose of life on side of American soldiers and whether Americans would suport the war. In both articles the media seemed to focus more on the failures of the american military hence the impression was that America suffered a humiliating. The Tet Offensive.
1. Mcarther, George. "Battles Rage along Dmz." Chicago Tribune 1968.
2. Tom Wicker. “Vietcong’s Attacks Shock Washington.” The New York Times: Feb 2, 1968. Available at http://www.tpsnva.org/tcm/4042_Vietnam-tetArticle.pdf
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