— decided to turn the major Communist Tet offensive against U. forces and South Vietnam on January 30, 1968, into an American defeat, rather than what it actually was: a major American victory.
The offensive itself began on January 30, with attacks on American targets in Saigon and other Vietnamese cities, and ended a little more than a month later when Marines crushed the last pockets of resistance in the northern city of Hue.
It not only destroyed the Vietcong as an effective political and military force, it also, together with the siege of Khe Sanh, crippled the NVA, which lost 20 percent of its forces in the South and suffered 33,000 men killed in action, all for no gain.
Hanoi’s decision to launch the Tet offensive was born of desperation.
It was an effort to seize the northern provinces of South Vietnam with conventional troops while triggering an urban uprising by the Vietcong that would distract the Americans — and, some still hoped, revive the fading hopes of the Communists.
It is part of the large 1 1 Media Group, and broadcasts to more than 100 cities in Ukraine, with a technical penetration of 92.4%.
The target audience of the channel is 8-40 years old.
In March 1969, after Richard Nixon’s election, the executive producer of ABC News told his Saigon bureau: “I think the time has come to shift our focus from the battlefield . So while many in mainstream news outlets wring their hands today about a widespread lack of trust in media, it’s important on this 50th anniversary to remember the part they played in squandering it.
TET is a Ukrainian-language national entertainment TV channel broadcasting in Ukraine.
osef Goebbels called it the Big Lie, the deliberate misrepresentation of facts and reality in order to achieve a political objective.