The Tet Offensive and the Media
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Viet Cong suspect executed during Tet Offensive



Nguyen Ngoc Loan (left), Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) brigadier general and director of the National Police from 1966-1968, is best known for his execution of a Viet Cong suspect during the 1968 Tet Offensive. This well-known photograph, which earned numerous awards, undermined Loan's career and gave an unfavorable image of the Republic of Vietnam government.

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