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The U.S. in the Korean
and Vietnam Wars

The U.S. played a large role in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. These links will illustrate those roles.


The Korean War
This feature article focuses on the Korean War and its many causes and consequences. Good analysis here.

Events of the Korean War
Fantastic details dot this impressive site. Historians often overlook this war in their rush to cover the Vietnam War, but this war has its place as one of the most important conflicts of the 20th Century. Find out why.

Examining the Korean War
Large number of first-person transcripts and other primary sources

Eyewitness: A North Korean Remembers
Firsthand account from "the other side"

Return with Honor
Learn about men and women who returned from Prisoner of War camps during the Vietnam War. Their stories are compelling and sometimes gruesome.

Vietnam Online
Just about everything you wanted to know about the Vietnam War. Discover the causes (which go back for decades), see the people, even see the present of this Southeast Asian country.

Fall of Saigon
From the New York Times Learning Network, this compilation of firsthand accounts is first-rate. Doing a report on the Vietnam War? Start here for your primary sources.

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