During the Vietnam War, between 1962 and 1971 Agent Orange was in full affect, a colorless liquid given its nickname by the orange stripes on the barrels it was shipped in, The United States military sprayed an estimate 20,000,000 gallon of this toxic in Vietnam. Agent Orange was a mission intended of defoliate forested and rural land depriving Vietcong or guerillas of cover and fleeing their rural cities, depriving them from their rural cover and supplies. The affect of this toxic had drastic effect on those unfortunate to come in contact with, an estimate 4.6million Vietnamese and American people were exposed to Agent Orange resulting in 400,000 people killed or maimed and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use .The most infected areas were along Turong Son (long Mountains) and the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. After all its damage was done, Agent Orange was finally discontinued in 1971 after over 6,000 spraying missions in both Vietnam and Cambodia.
Vietnam man afected by Agent Orange
Napalm, invented in 1942 by researches at Harvard University is a flammable jelly gasoline-like weapon witch burns much slower than raw gasoline thus causing far worst horrific wounds to its victims, the name is a portmanteau word for naphthenic palmitic acids. Napalms used by the United States Military were used to burn down Vietnams forest by the use of flamethrowers, air strikes, and flamethrowers mounted on U.S. Navy vessels, since the forest were to thick for regular fire to burn and cutting down the forest would take to long the American force would use napalms to kill Vietcong’s along with there forest. U.S. troops would also turn to Napalm bombs for aid, when being overwhelmed by enemy Vietcong’s, soldier would call in air strikes to bomb the enemy, but Northern Vietnamese soldiers quickly caught on and would counter these attacks by hiding in thousands connected underground tunnels.