Despite the offensive side of the North Vietnamese troops and the loses they encountered, nothing had changed on their side of the war. It is claimed that it, “merely changed the nature of the stalemate,” and that the Tet offensive was confirming opposition to the war among the United States general public.
The North Vietnamese soldiers were able to take and withhold the inner core of the American power in Saigon, to having the media display the image of the Vietcong on the roof waving the flag of the opposing army is a demoralizing factor to the American public and their viewing. President Lyndon B. Johnson and White House Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, previously had told the United States on several occasions that the military forces in Vietnam had things well under control. This negative kind of image and media brought about the anti war movement from several groups in the United States. They believed the war was a quagmire and need to be abandoned. That we were there for no real cause, and the thought of global communism was a poor excuse for the thousands of soldiers slaughtered through the duration of the Vietnam War. This lack of support from the United States gave a large psychological boost for North Vietnam. Several cases in history countries, nations, and empires try and justify their actions of war anyway they can, whether they are valid or not. While many other issues were taking place in the United States at the time, such as the civil rights movement, the displaying of valid information to the United States of the Vietnam War was almost obsolete.
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