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1.The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam. The offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South Vietnamese population and encourage the United States to scale back its involvement in the Vietnam War.
2.But the whole time this is happening, Johnson and the American military leaders who were in Vietnam were telling the American people that they were only fighting communism. And they were optimistic about winning that war which they consistently referred to as a noble war. Similarly, the Viet Cong, who the American leaders have told the American people and the Congress, that they were about to be defeat him and then in 1968, the Viet Cong orchestrate the Test Offensive, which is this massive coordinated attack on a bunch of targets throughout South Vietnam.