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Undoubtedly, the jungle terrain was a tremendous obstacle for the Americans in fighting the war. For that reason, they fought it by all means possible.
The best, but also the most controversial weapon in their arsenal were chemical defoliants such as ‘Agent Orange’.
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Sources:
Wilcox, Fred A. Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam. Seven Stories Press, 2011.
Tucker, Spencer. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Wiest, Andrew. The Vietnam War 1956-1975 Andrew Wiest. Osprey, 2002.
Buckingham, William A. Jr. "Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971." The SHAFR Guide Online. doi:10.1163/2468-1733_shafr_sim170170073.
Stellman, Jeanne Mager, et al. “The Extent and Patterns of Usage of Agent Orange and Other Herbicides in Vietnam.” Nature, vol. 422, no. 6933, 2003, pp. 681-687., doi:10.1038/nature01537.

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ARCON
ARCON Hour ago
WHATS IN THE CANISTER
The Gold Fireball
Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta
Unknown
Unknown Hour ago
My next door neighbor is a Vietnam veteran. He was exposed to Agent Orange, now he's in his like 70s or so and his shoulders are deteriorating and he can barely walk. That stuff is f'd man.
KNY //
KNY // 5 hours ago
The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.
pi guy
pi guy 9 hours ago
Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies
mathews valdez
mathews valdez 10 hours ago
bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die
Geronimo553
Geronimo553 15 hours ago
still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.
Gaming Lee
Gaming Lee 18 hours ago
NVA general: Ah what a beautiful peaceful day seems like there won’t be any planes dropping water today Meanwhile: Operation rolling thunder In the distance: Boom! Bang! NVA general: oh that must be the Vietcong shooting rockets at those annoying planes that spray that weird water things Napalm screams falling down*
Kayden Larry
Kayden Larry 21 hour ago
My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him
Hamid Abrar Khan
Hamid Abrar Khan 21 hour ago
USA to Iraq: HEY, DON'T USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS. OTHERWISE, WE ARE GONNA INVADE YOU. Also USA:
Brandon Michaels
The Fire that doesnt burn
Gus Cord
Gus Cord Day ago
R U on tiktok?
Savillx Navm
Savillx Navm Day ago
yes and this is the more reason the stock market is the best form to make your investment with the steady increase of bitcoin everyday. One can become financially free within the next couple of months
Savillx Navm
Savillx Navm Day ago
+:1:8:3:3:7:7:5:0:7:0:7;W/h/a/t/s/A/p/p/< With> / A/U/s/t/In/
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa Day ago
I’m starting to think simple history is racist
Lee M.
Lee M. Day ago
This is far worse than the Holocaust....
BADRUL OFFICIAL
That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?
Rukmali Abeysinghe
do a video about the srilankan war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Day ago
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Mr. Flak
Mr. Flak Day ago
Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.
Denise Rodgers
Do about the Tiger 2
BADD1ONE
BADD1ONE Day ago
Do a video on the depleted uranium bullets we use in the middle east. I'm sure its causing neurological damage to the population and u.s. soldiers.
BADD1ONE
BADD1ONE Day ago
@ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Day ago
How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.
the pickle jar
Do the malayan uprising pla
Anghus Morgenholz
My father was soaked in that poison at least 4 times. In 1976 he was diagnosed with cancer on his liver with in about 3 months it spread to almost every organ but his lungs and heart. Agent orange contained dioxin at levels up to 75000 times the strength outlawed in America. Then they lied and tried to wait for the army to die. It didn't. The murdered their own soldiers and destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people for generations inflicting monstrous deformities on innocent children to this date.
z
z Day ago
did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?
Gopnik McBlyat
Gopnik McBlyat 2 days ago
I think my grandpa was hit by either agent orange or napalm on a small part of his body, I believe his left arm because he doesn’t talk about it, and he doesn’t like to, all I know is he was hit by either napalm or agent orange
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 2 days ago
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Johnny McNuggs
Johnny McNuggs 2 days ago
My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.
_Grzechu_ #_#
_Grzechu_ #_# 2 days ago
So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"
daniel hulson
daniel hulson 2 days ago
these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it
daniel hulson
daniel hulson 2 days ago
@Ailsa Ni i know what Agent Orange is knew about since i was a i teenager it's Vietnam war 101,i think they tell it to everybody when you learn about Vietnam
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 2 days ago
government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.
Juan Roman
Juan Roman 2 days ago
"Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"
no use for a name
This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR
101 Taker
101 Taker 2 days ago
My father tall me this chemical they used. He when to vietman back in 1964 to 1964 Army. They where using for to kill the forest trees so they can see have more visual where the enemy's on the ground.
guffylips
guffylips 2 days ago
Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.
Scp High command
Scp High command 2 days ago
Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist
THGAwesome
THGAwesome 2 days ago
3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis
Harvest God
Harvest God 3 days ago
How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.
Silver
Silver 2 days ago
Because they don't care.
Sims J
Sims J 3 days ago
The US propaganda calls it "defoliation" - because "the trees were so in the way and that" -and not illegal chemical genocide. Strange. When they knew exactly what they were doing and what the effects were because the British told them. Shame on the US. Shame on Britain.
Juppie902
Juppie902 3 days ago
2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2
A Spanish Inquisitor
Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard of stories of the U.S. government actually sabotaging ak rounds that were being supplied to the NVA by the Chinese, what they would do was put a small explosive in the primer in the primer so that when it was fired the round would explode and disable the gun. However the war ended before this would happen. What I find the most interesting is that there might be some still floating around, so if your firing an ak or sks and the gun explodes out of nowhere, that may have been one of them.
Briskness -Matt-
Briskness -Matt- 3 days ago
My uncle died from cancer because if it. He served in the war as a machine gunner and a sniper. His name was Lester Rheaume and I barely knew him.
Sebastien Bonita
Sebastien Bonita 3 days ago
Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed
uchihaRZA
uchihaRZA 3 days ago
Had a teacher who passed from his time in Vietnam. He developed brain cancer that was determined to be caused by agent orange and other defoliants used in the war. Extremely sad to see such a great man go due to the irresponsibility of their own government...
Old n Gold
Old n Gold 3 days ago
Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom
Tomo
Tomo 3 days ago
I was exposed to Agent Orange on Okinawa that was transported from Vietnam during and mostly after the war burying over 25 thousand 55 gallon drums on our beaches destroying the ecosystem, killing and severely disfiguring those who survive exposure. Its why I've had cancer 5 times over the last 20 years. It goes through a steady remission and relapse phase. All due to exposure of Agent Orange. There's no way I should be alive let alone avoiding detrimental and physical disfigurement. It is a story the US government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 3 days ago
I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...
kinfmin
kinfmin 3 days ago
America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 3 days ago
getting reservation fishing permits and was warned not to approach any metal drums I happened across while fishing because they are still hazardous to this day.
Jardos Plays
Jardos Plays 3 days ago
Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic
Ork
Ork 3 days ago
I'm a third generation agent orange victim, born as a cripple, as I grew up my teeth and nails were very brittle and I have serious skin issues, the tropical climate of Vietnam doesn't do any good either, and a protruding jaw. My parents abandoned me and I grew up in an orphanage. Never wanted to live from the time I was conscious. I finally got a chance to move to the US and I currently reside here, counting my days. People must understand these things are not just about hitting the target and killing, they destroy the future of the planet and its beings.
CebuliX
CebuliX 4 days ago
"I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange
Ante Markoc
Ante Markoc 4 days ago
They spray democracy 😉
Dank Bonk ripper 65
War crimes
lanun si kucing
lanun si kucing 4 days ago
the brits never defoliate any forest during the malayan insurgency. how the communist lost in malaya because there's no political support from the locals. And its not considered a war too because the jungle police were sent in instead of the army. Vietnam war is just a proxy war like syria, where superpowers take advantage of a disunited nation too increase their own power. Americans never learn anything from the malayan campaign. They just throw in more guns and money to solve a problem. And let their soldiers being punked by the Chinese and Russians.
YourBoi
YourBoi 4 days ago
When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know
Kbear Gaming
Kbear Gaming 4 days ago
Orange is sus
Eagle775
Eagle775 4 days ago
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Jesus Christ is the only way, KJV.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 4 days ago
I'd say I'm surprised that the Americans didn't say "If it's doing that to the plants, I wonder what it's doing to our guys" But realistically, they more than likely just didn't care
Alpha.4608
Alpha.4608 4 days ago
Much respect to the allied and central powers of ww1, the allies and axis forces of ww2, the allied side of the Korean War and both sides of the Vietnam war including the Viet cong
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 4 days ago
Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that
Dick Salacious
Dick Salacious 4 days ago
So they could have just used salt water rather than chemicals. You be amazed how effective salt is at killing and rotting everything in soil and it does it insanely quickly as well. You also can't replant for ages as it poison the soil. I rock salt on the ivy in the garden. One treatment lasts about 5 years so it's cheap and really effective
November
November 4 days ago
In the first years of the 1960's the U.S. government tested a defoliant very similar to agent orange on the Apache reservations here in Arizona. I only found out because I was getting reservation fishing permits and was warned not to approach any metal drums I happened across while fishing because they are _still_ hazardous to this day.
FallenActual
FallenActual 4 days ago
I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...
7
7 4 days ago
i saw the word agent and i was like no no no no why this... speaking about something else
Sock
Sock 4 days ago
Hey! My uncle was exposed to this during vietnam, he died a few years ago from cancer. The doctors linked the cancer to agent orange. Thank you for teaching people about this!
SIN CENSURA
SIN CENSURA 4 days ago
the ccp war
Jake WeberZwier
Jake WeberZwier 4 days ago
when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02
MrUnseen
MrUnseen 4 days ago
Did America pay reperations for poisoning the people and the food for TEN years?
CT 0501
CT 0501 5 days ago
That's why they shouldev committed warcrime or use the A bomb
MarineSlayer
MarineSlayer 5 days ago
NAPALM GAS BABYYYYY
Young BZ
Young BZ 5 days ago
Fire that doesn't burn
Huey Freeman
Huey Freeman 5 days ago
wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?
Razor24 actual
Razor24 actual 5 days ago
71-73 even grounds maint used defoliants on big bases for weed control wtf?
Journey to Nerd City
Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that
Jo Smo
Jo Smo 5 days ago
I'd say I'm surprised that the Americans didn't say "If it's doing that to the plants, I wonder what it's doing to our guys" But realistically, they more than likely just didn't care
Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard
disgusting
Z F
Z F 5 days ago
Anybody else slightly bothered by his pronunciation of the word "herbicide" or is it just me?
Ahmed Mustafa
Ahmed Mustafa 5 days ago
one of usa war crimes.
Unfortunate
Unfortunate 4 days ago
Wasn't a warcrime at the time. Now we don't use it
Rainier Richie Gunawan
1:30 to skip the sponsorship
Kanzlei Krüger u. K.
My father died bc. of Agent Orange.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 5 days ago
would get covered in the stuff daily. Great respect to all who died from the horrible effects of this chemical
Charles Mouse
Charles Mouse 5 days ago
1st World War - Chemical weapons are really awful, let's not do that again! 2nd World War - Even Hitler vetoed the use of chemical weapons. I wonder how D-Day would have gone if the Nazis had deployed Sarin gas? Vietnam War - The land of the "free" reserves the right to commit whatever atrocities it damn well likes in the "suppression" of other nations. Today - MURICA!!! "We are the leaders of the free world, everybody must be grateful!" (cough: destructive hypocrisy and hubris)
Unfortunate
Unfortunate 4 days ago
At least we're better than the ussr. Everyone would be fucked
Chi Kit Leung
Chi Kit Leung 5 days ago
Agent Orange - A fire that doesn't BURN
아재옆집
아재옆집 5 days ago
I see where Matrix got their ideas
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 5 days ago
Another quality product brought to you by Monsanto
Lokket99
Lokket99 5 days ago
America: The Nazis used gas it was a real tragedy. Also America: The egg heads back at home cooked up Agent Orange let's use it on the enemy but hey it won't kill them only give them long term birth defects and cancer.
N3RD F0XX0
N3RD F0XX0 5 days ago
My dad was born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, and I think my learning disability was also caused by that given it effects more than one generation
Brent James
Brent James 5 days ago
agent orange here in philippines is a metal song composed by the band of slapshock
Toivo J
Toivo J 5 days ago
Oh wow I have to do a project from Vietnam was and i decided to do 30% from agent blue or agent orange
THEFUTURE KID
THEFUTURE KID 5 days ago
Do Malayan Emergency next pls, I really apprieciate it if you make it because it would be interesting.
KoolAid
KoolAid 5 days ago
this seems like a good idea on paper spraying the jungle to see the nva and the vc but with positives always come negatives
Seth K.
Seth K. 5 days ago
Look up the Massacre of Mai Lang. Babies and children slaughtered. Smh this is why they won't make any Nam games on console they would really have to address their immorality concerning the war. It's the same WWII games over and over because it's the only war they can still glorify.
Penis Man
Penis Man 5 days ago
There are plenty of good Vietnam games
Seth K.
Seth K. 5 days ago
They didn't care they were spraying chemicals on troops in the jungle or little children who lived there. Smh
Gerhart Vondrivesabus
I dont know how americans can support their military sometimes.
Unfortunate
Unfortunate 4 days ago
Lmao, we didn't at the time, so many protests. Can you please know a bit more than make an assumption?
Seth K.
Seth K. 5 days ago
It's sickening.
rebellorebellion
rebellorebellion 5 days ago
My uncle died of agent orange exposure I'm glad I decided not to see him in the hospital the way my parents described how he looked was horrifying thank God he never had kids too
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 2 days ago
Thank him for his service.
d.o.m jones
d.o.m jones 5 days ago
acid not fun no moe -:(
Sidemen Rule
Sidemen Rule 5 days ago
Who else also knew Jackie Robinson's brother served in vietnam
MarMar The First
MarMar The First 5 days ago
Agent Orange knows I like nanoaugmentation technology.
Mason Jones
Mason Jones 5 days ago
When I heard 2,4,5 Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid the first thing that came to mind was “Return Of The Living Dead”
The Shocker
The Shocker 5 days ago
Another quality product brought to you by Monsanto
Tsarbombacrazy88 Tsar bomba
My mom said that one of my grandpa's was a ranger in the military, he was one of the people to work with Agent Orange. Him and including other rangers, got cancer and health problems in life, he died young. The government never did anything to compensate those soldiers.
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 2 days ago
Thank you for his service.Join the army and bring democracy to the heathens.
Comrade Orange
Comrade Orange 5 days ago
thx for finally making a video about me :D
Diego Braga
Diego Braga 5 days ago
"herbicide" used to kill people. Nice. USA always being a bunch of assholes.
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 2 days ago
@Unfortunate Much better,hihihi......
Unfortunate
Unfortunate 4 days ago
Better than the ussr
Stefan Jelin
Stefan Jelin 5 days ago
Video starts at 1:27
Lucas Ono
Lucas Ono 5 days ago
And people say that J. F Kennedy was a good president.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 5 days ago
compared to the rest that followed him - he was less evil
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