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The Tet Offensive 1968
Tactically, it was a military disaster for the VC who took horrendous casualties
- The media reporting of the incident convinced the US public and world public opinion that they were fighting a war that they could not win.
Walter Cronkite commented on the hopelessness of the situation
- Johnson ‘if I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost the nation’
- He decided not to run for re-election
- Started peace talks with the North Vietnamese.