40 år sedan Vietnamkriget slutade

I dag är det 40 år sedan Vietnamkriget tog slut. För USA blev kriget ett misslyckande som de flesta amerikaner helst vill glömma. Kriget slukade människoliv och pengar. Det innebar en enorm ödeläggelse, då USA:s bombningar med napalm, växtgifter och konventionella bomber förstörde skogar och åkermark.
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In this April 10, 1965, file photo, made by Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett, newly-landed U.S. Marines make their way through the sands of Red Beach at Da Nang, Vietnam on their way to reinforce the air base as South Vietnamese Rangers battled guerrillas about three miles south of the beach. More than two bitter decades of war in Vietnam ended with the last days of April 1975. Today, 40 years later, Arnett has written a new memoir, “Saigon Has Fallen,” detailing his experience covering the war for The AP. (AP Photo/Peter Arnett, File

In this Aug. 19, 1965, file photo, made by Peter Arnett, a U.S. Marine who was wounded in the head as he fought against the Viet Cong from inside an amphibious tank, is led to an evacuation helicopter landing zone at Van Tuong, Vietnam. More than two bitter decades of war in Vietnam ended with the last days of April 1975. Today, 40 years later, Arnett has written a new memoir, “Saigon Has Fallen,” detailing his experience covering the war for The Associated Press.

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