Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Is there honor in a losing battle? The US military faced this question in Vietnam. Its response would eventually change how the media covered war and how Americans perceive it.
Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the US is currently locked into a 'forever war.'
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.