The Tet Offensive and the Media
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Girl and child amid the ruins of Saigon, Vietnam



A young girl stands with a small child amid the ruins of their home after a Viet Cong attack in Saigon on January 31, 1968. In 1975, President Gerald Ford launched Operation BABYLIFT, an effort to transport 2,000 orphaned Vietnamese children, such as these, to the United States for adoption.

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