Agent Orange (The Vietnam War)

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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.

Comments

  1. 691Ben YT

    691Ben YT3 hours ago

    This guy is literally my history teacher

  2. ハローリー

    ハローリー11 hours ago

    If you cant beat them gas them - sun tzu the art of war.

  3. Angelo Agbuya

    Angelo Agbuya12 hours ago

    Caca

  4. Павел Костенко

    Павел Костенко16 hours ago

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  5. huy truong huy truong

    huy truong huy truong19 hours ago

    This stupid Anget Orange make millionaires Vietnamese still unhealthy to this day.Many children were distorted by it

  6. Aaron Lang

    Aaron Lang19 hours ago

    my grandfather served on the carriers during the vietnam war and was heavily exposed to agent orange. due to this exposer he died of cancer in 2011.

  7. Fallerin

    FallerinDay ago

    My grandfather has Agent Orange and he was a US Soldier in the most heavily sprayed areas (he was artillery). He has lost his stomach, his lower body is somewhat affected mainly his legs. It can cause cancer and tumors. He feels like he was betrayed by his country.

  8. Josh Doyle

    Josh DoyleDay ago

    I know of three disabled Vietnamese people, two I know personally. Now I know why... 😞

  9. Trinitas

    TrinitasDay ago

    If the American people set up a fund to restore the environment, the landmines left over, the Agent Orange problem for the Vietnamese people who in their mind are sure that they are paying the debt to the country, it deserves to be accepted. . If not, online humanity is cliché. There is no need to contribute to rebuilding the bullshit Americans do, because the Vietnamese have more than enough ability to revive and build their nation into a future powerhouse. The real sinner still tries to look like a truly despicable hero.

  10. Bayolll

    BayolllDay ago

    Remember kids, it's only a war crime if you didn't win

  11. Z Rus

    Z RusDay ago

    soo much atrocities and war crimes USA gotaway with 🤭

  12. BUY BERRY

    BUY BERRYDay ago

    Agent lemon lime

  13. Thrakerzad

    ThrakerzadDay ago

    I don't get why we didn't just use tactical nukes in vietnam

  14. Sarah Gesheft

    Sarah Gesheft6 hours ago

    @Thrakerzad You have asked the people in Vietnam what they prefer?

  15. Thrakerzad

    Thrakerzad18 hours ago

    @Sarah Gesheft that is preferable to communism.

  16. Sarah Gesheft

    Sarah Gesheft21 hour ago

    @Thrakerzad Why?By murdering millions of civilians and poisoning the soil for living and new born with genetic defects?

  17. Thrakerzad

    Thrakerzad22 hours ago

    @Sarah Gesheft we aren't talking about culture here we are talking about what it takes to stop communism in vietnam

  18. Sarah Gesheft

    Sarah GesheftDay ago

    Cause biological and chemical warfare against villagers is more american?

  19. Sanju Maity

    Sanju MaityDay ago

    Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!

  20. Alberto Ramos Jubera

    Alberto Ramos Jubera2 days ago

    video starts 1:30

  21. oriolesfan61

    oriolesfan612 days ago

    The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.

  22. oriolesfan61

    oriolesfan612 days ago

    The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it

  23. person who exists

    person who exists2 days ago

    Sodom?

  24. Jen Ledsome

    Jen Ledsome3 days ago

    But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

  25. Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas

    Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas3 days ago

    Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

  26. Rice County

    Rice County2 days ago

    What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

  27. yy z

    yy z3 days ago

    11:48

  28. Bryce Runsabove

    Bryce Runsabove3 days ago

    My wife’s grandfather was in the U.S. Amry 101st Airborne In 1967-1968, his name was “Alfred Goate”. He was greatly Affected by Agent Orange years after he left the Amry. Alfred would tell his wife “Nancy” he would get Skin rashes from Exposure to Agent Orange, and yes he did suffer from PTSD

  29. Sarah Gesheft

    Sarah GesheftDay ago

    Think bomber pilots suffered most from PTSD.Burning all these commie toddlers alive with napalm and poisoning the soil for generations with AO .

  30. 44_._.peach77

    44_._.peach773 days ago

    My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

  31. Sarah Gesheft

    Sarah GesheftDay ago

    Ruthless commies killed your grandpa.

  32. Пожалуйста Не Грусти

    Пожалуйста Не Грусти3 days ago

    Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

  33. Виктор Шалимов

    Виктор Шалимов3 days ago

    What an irony when America, Australia, South Korea, etc. invaded Vietnam after the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin everyone in the West kept saying this to fight communism which allegedly threatened America even though the distance from Vietnam to America is 13348 km, and this was not considered aggression by the United States and its allies, when America used chemical weapons and poisoned Vietnam for years, no one condemned America for this although now, 46 years later, people with genetic diseases are born in Vietnam, but when the USSR allegedly invaded this country in Afghanistan and allegedly used chemical weapons in this country against < < freedom fighters>> who then settled on September 11, yes, the USSR barbarians and murderers. Funny irony isn't it))

  34. Righteous Viking

    Righteous Viking4 days ago

    Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.

  35. Axel Schroeder

    Axel Schroeder4 days ago

    1:34

  36. person who exists

    person who exists2 days ago

    Thanks

  37. Garrett Sattem

    Garrett Sattem4 days ago

    My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.

  38. Sōshi Miketsukami

    Sōshi Miketsukami4 days ago

    I just cant fathom the men whom were told that it was safe to them actually believing them. I mean heres a chemical that attacks people. About the same as people believing hiding under a table or desk would save them from a nuclear explosion.

  39. Tyrill Del Castilliano

    Tyrill Del Castilliano4 days ago

    Americans have superior weapons and supplies, yet they still used these harmful chemicals that could even harm innocent children and civilians. What a shame, not to mention how a small "Southeast Asian" Country like Vietnam win this war against them.

  40. ARCON

    ARCON4 days ago

    WHATS IN THE CANISTER

  41. The Gold Fireball

    The Gold Fireball4 days ago

    Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

  42. Unknown

    Unknown4 days 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.

  43. KNY //

    KNY //5 days ago

    The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.

  44. Scott Henderson

    Scott HendersonDay ago

    @Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism

  45. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US

  46. pi guy

    pi guy5 days ago

    Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies

  47. mathews valdez

    mathews valdez5 days ago

    bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

  48. Geronimo553

    Geronimo5535 days ago

    still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.

  49. Gaming Lee

    Gaming Lee5 days 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*

  50. Kayden Larry

    Kayden Larry5 days ago

    My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him

  51. Hamid Abrar Khan

    Hamid Abrar Khan5 days ago

    USA to Iraq: HEY, DON'T USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS. OTHERWISE, WE ARE GONNA INVADE YOU. Also USA:

  52. Brandon Michaels

    Brandon Michaels5 days ago

    The Fire that doesnt burn

  53. Gus Cord

    Gus Cord5 days ago

    R U on tiktok?

  54. person who exists

    person who exists2 days ago

    "Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"

  55. Savillx Navm

    Savillx Navm5 days 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

  56. Savillx Navm

    Savillx Navm5 days 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/

  57. Amar Sanaa

    Amar Sanaa5 days ago

    I’m starting to think simple history is racist

  58. Rice County

    Rice County2 days ago

    @Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.

  59. Amar Sanaa

    Amar Sanaa2 days ago

    @Rice County it’s hurtful for Germans calling them coward anyway it’s not like American made they’re own hun Germans made they’re nuke

  60. Rice County

    Rice County2 days ago

    @Amar Sanaa Dude, just stop replying you're making me laugh more and the others too, from how stupid you are.

  61. Rice County

    Rice County2 days ago

    @Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...

  62. Amar Sanaa

    Amar Sanaa2 days ago

    @Rice County yeah so that’s just about German soldier betraying his country he never made a video about German soldier killing many allied soldiers

  63. Lee M.

    Lee M.6 days ago

    This is far worse than the Holocaust....

  64. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEGDay ago

    @Javier Garcia that is very try

  65. Javier Garcia

    Javier GarciaDay ago

    @Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place

  66. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    No. Not even close

  67. BADRUL OFFICIAL

    BADRUL OFFICIAL6 days ago

    That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  68. Rukmali Abeysinghe

    Rukmali Abeysinghe6 days ago

    do a video about the srilankan war

  69. ceerw buty

    ceerw buty6 days ago

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  70. Mr. Flak

    Mr. Flak6 days ago

    Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.

  71. Denise Rodgers

    Denise Rodgers6 days ago

    Do about the Tiger 2

  72. BADD1ONE

    BADD1ONE6 days 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.

  73. BADD1ONE

    BADD1ONE6 days ago

    @ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war

  74. ceerw buty

    ceerw buty6 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.

  75. the pickle jar

    the pickle jar6 days ago

    Do the malayan uprising pla

  76. Anghus Morgenholz

    Anghus Morgenholz6 days ago

    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.

  77. z

    z6 days ago

    did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

  78. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    Sort of, but not really

  79. Gopnik McBlyat

    Gopnik McBlyat6 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

  80. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni7 days ago

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  81. Johnny McNuggs

    Johnny McNuggs7 days ago

    My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.

  82. _Grzechu_ #_#

    _Grzechu_ #_#7 days ago

    So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"

  83. daniel hulson

    daniel hulson7 days ago

    these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it

  84. daniel hulson

    daniel hulson7 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

  85. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni7 days ago

    government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.

  86. Juan Roman

    Juan Roman7 days ago

    "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

  87. no use for a name

    no use for a name7 days ago

    This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR

  88. 101 Taker

    101 Taker7 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.

  89. guffylips

    guffylips7 days ago

    Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.

  90. Scp High command

    Scp High command7 days ago

    Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist

  91. THGAwesome

    THGAwesome7 days ago

    3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis

  92. Harvest God

    Harvest God7 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.

  93. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority

  94. Silver

    Silver7 days ago

    Because they don't care.

  95. Sims J

    Sims J7 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.

  96. Juppie902

    Juppie9028 days ago

    2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

  97. A Spanish Inquisitor

    A Spanish Inquisitor8 days ago

    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.

  98. Briskness -Matt-

    Briskness -Matt-8 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.

  99. Sebastien Bonita

    Sebastien Bonita8 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

  100. uchihaRZA

    uchihaRZA8 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...

  101. Old n Gold

    Old n Gold8 days ago

    Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

  102. kinfmin

    kinfmin8 days ago

    America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...

  103. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi8 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.

  104. Jardos Plays

    Jardos Plays8 days ago

    Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

  105. CebuliX

    CebuliX8 days ago

    "I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange

  106. Ante Markoc

    Ante Markoc9 days ago

    They spray democracy 😉

  107. Dank Bonk ripper 65

    Dank Bonk ripper 659 days ago

    War crimes

  108. lanun si kucing

    lanun si kucing9 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.

  109. YourBoi

    YourBoi9 days ago

    When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know

  110. hadji annihilator

    hadji annihilator4 days ago

    Everything turns grey

  111. Kbear Gaming

    Kbear Gaming9 days ago

    Orange is sus

  112. sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá

    sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá9 days ago

    :(

  113. Eagle775

    Eagle7759 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.

  114. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue9 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

  115. Alpha.4608

    Alpha.46089 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

  116. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue9 days ago

    Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

  117. Dick Salacious

    Dick Salacious9 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

  118. November

    November9 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.

  119. FallenActual

    FallenActual9 days ago

    I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...

  120. 7

    79 days ago

    i saw the word agent and i was like no no no no why this... speaking about something else

  121. Sock

    Sock9 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!

  122. SIN CENSURA

    SIN CENSURA9 days ago

    the ccp war

  123. Jake WeberZwier

    Jake WeberZwier9 days ago

    when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02

  124. MrUnseen

    MrUnseen9 days ago

    Did America pay reperations for poisoning the people and the food for TEN years?

  125. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    Not really, but at the same time a little

  126. CT 0501

    CT 05019 days ago

    That's why they shouldev committed warcrime or use the A bomb

  127. MarineSlayer

    MarineSlayer9 days ago

    NAPALM GAS BABYYYYY

  128. Young BZ

    Young BZ9 days ago

    Fire that doesn't burn

  129. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman9 days ago

    wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?

  130. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman4 days ago

    @Dot JPEG Americans say it about a lot of non western people, usually Middle Eastern admittedly

  131. Dot JPEG

    Dot JPEG4 days ago

    I’ve never heard anyone ask that

  132. Razor24 actual

    Razor24 actual9 days ago

    71-73 even grounds maint used defoliants on big bases for weed control wtf?

  133. Journey to Nerd City

    Journey to Nerd City10 days ago

    Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

  134. Jo Smo

    Jo Smo10 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

  135. Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard

    Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard10 days ago

    disgusting