The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek magazine covers (1964-1973)

The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek covers (1964-1973)

Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975. The official statistics for Americans alone: 58,193 American soldiers killed; more than 300,000 wounded, and 2,000 troops missing in action.

Here, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.


Newsweek – Maxwell Taylor in Vietnam

September 21, 1964

Newsweek - September 21, 1964 - Maxwell Taylor in Vietnam


Vietnam

Newsweek, 02-22-1965

Newsweek - Vietnam - Feb 22, 1965


Americans in action/Vietnam War in color

Newsweek, 05-24-1965

Americans in action/Vietnam War in color


Vietnam: The new war

General Westmoreland on the cover of Newsweek, 07-05-1965

Vietnam: The new war General Westmoreland on the cover of Newsweek, 07-05-1965


Premier Ky: Who rules Vietnam?

Newsweek, 09-27-1965

Premier Ky: Who rules Vietnam? Newsweek, 09-27-1965


Vietnam: The bombers go north

Newsweek, 02-14-1966

Vietnam: The bombers go north Newsweek, 02-14-1966


The Draft

Welcome to the United States Army, on the cover of Newsweek, 04-11-1966

The Draft Welcome to the United States Army, on the cover of Newsweek, 04-11-1966


How goes the Vietnam war?

Newsweek, 01-01-1968

How goes the Vietnam war? Newsweek, 01-01-1968


GIs routing Viet Cong from the Saigon Embassy

Newsweek, 02-12-1968

GIs routing Viet Cong from the Saigon Embassy Newsweek, 02-12-1968


The agony of Khe Sanh

Newsweek, 03-18-1968

The agony of Khe Sanh Newsweek, 03-18-1968


Can Vietnam stand alone?

Newsweek, 12-16-1968

Can Vietnam stand alone? Newsweek, 12-16-1968


The helicopter war

Newsweek, 03-15-1971

The helicopter war Newsweek, 03-15-1971


Home at last!

Prisoner of War Lt Commander Paul Galanti & his wife on the cover of Newsweek, 02-26-1973

Home at last! Prisoner of War Lt Commander Paul Galanti & his wife on the cover of Newsweek, 02-26-1973

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