Agent Orange (The Vietnam War)

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Undoubtedly, the jungle terrain was a tremendous obstacle for the Americans in fighting the war. For that reason, they fought it by all means possible.
The best, but also the most controversial weapon in their arsenal were chemical defoliants such as ‘Agent Orange’.
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Created by Daniel Turner (B.A. (Hons) in History, University College London)
Script: Dejan Milivojevic
Chris Kane
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Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Wilcox, Fred A. Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam. Seven Stories Press, 2011.
Tucker, Spencer. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Wiest, Andrew. The Vietnam War 1956-1975 Andrew Wiest. Osprey, 2002.
Buckingham, William A. Jr. "Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971." The SHAFR Guide Online. doi:10.1163/2468-1733_shafr_sim170170073.
Stellman, Jeanne Mager, et al. “The Extent and Patterns of Usage of Agent Orange and Other Herbicides in Vietnam.” Nature, vol. 422, no. 6933, 2003, pp. 681-687., doi:10.1038/nature01537.

Tuanperson Саат мурун
America, why did you choose this decision? America: Shut up I don't care about you commies
GraphicHealer 7 саат мурун
My grandpa was in vietnam and exposed to agent orange. My mom then had Klippel Feil Type IV because of this, and me and my two sisters have this as well. Fun fact, my older sister and mom are the first ever case of inherited Klippel Feil Type IV according to the doctors. Thank God my little brothers didn't end up with this. The cool thing about this is my older sister did end up being able to be a wheelchair racer. She has a youtube channel now: Me and my younger sister do not have braces and crutches. Klippel Feil only affected our necks, and we have all had surgery to stabilize us. My older sister is the only one who needs a wheelchair or crutches + leg braces.
CB1942EO 11 саат мурун
Tons of it is still stored at the base i was stationed at. NCBC Gulfport
Marco Grund
Marco Grund 15 саат мурун
Hnnnnnnh ja hhhhh hhnhnhhhhh hhnhhhhnhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Alphage of Canterbury
Alphage of Canterbury 15 саат мурун
My dad was sprayed with agent Orange when he was in Vietnam. He has to take half a dozen pills every day to keep his liver functioning now.
Wencatsandpigsfly 17 саат мурун
fun fact: my dads dad got cancer from agent orange
Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen 21 саат мурун
Get them all coronavirus and food crisis in North Vietnam.
mrplease66 Күн мурун
Fucking savages
Mason Mugerian
Mason Mugerian Күн мурун
You mean orange Kool aid mix?
cardboard truck100
cardboard truck100 Күн мурун
I just realized my dad was alive when the Vietnam war was happening
Le Seb
Le Seb Күн мурун
Lord of Monkeys
Lord of Monkeys Күн мурун
My grandpa is a survivor of agent orange he had like 5 heart attacks
Niko Candrawei
Niko Candrawei Күн мурун
Anh Khoi Rain
Anh Khoi Rain Күн мурун
Instead of talking about how terrible and blood thirsty VC is and how heroic all the other nations troops are, how about next talk about a war crime that foreign country does to VN or at least a story in the Vietnamese POV? It is not fair to talk about a war in only one side POV which is what everyone is doing right now, even in movies. I hope you guys do at least a vid on the topic I suggested above.
The Scarlet Hunter
The Scarlet Hunter 2 күн мурун
Veitcong: you cant find me! Americans: haha 😂 *slowy turning of the grass graphics*
tuanvinh tran
tuanvinh tran 2 күн мурун
Ah, the classic Nam' war. A war the U.S doesn't have to fight, y'all talking bout' how yo grandpas passed away (RIP) but never talks about how Vietnamese people were affection by it.
Nassam 2 күн мурун
The american army's little bit of trolling
People's Republic of Liberland
People's Republic of Liberland 2 күн мурун
Agrnt Orange was dropped in Vieques before Vietnam. They ruined that island
xenonmorph 2 күн мурун
My grandfather, a medic in the army during the war, has Parkinson's, which is probably due to Agent Orange. Between Parkinson's and the tumors in his brain, it will kill him. He didn't want to go, and it will eventually kill him. Way to go USA. Killing your heroes.
Brendan Healey
Brendan Healey 2 күн мурун
Agent orange was made 5-10 minutes from where my parents grew up
bediss Heni
bediss Heni 2 күн мурун
Absolutely loved the first person animations, great work!
Mahmoud ibn Emir
Mahmoud ibn Emir 2 күн мурун
I am proposing we use this prior to protests to defoliate the vegetation so that the protesters can have more light...
ittegapS Sauce
ittegapS Sauce 2 күн мурун
I thought it was a spy
Ryan.Y 2 күн мурун
I bet it's fun being the biggest hypocrite of all time
Ryan.Y 2 күн мурун
If they can't win the current war, they destroy the future of their enemy.
691Ben YT
691Ben YT 3 күн мурун
This guy is literally my history teacher
ハローリー 3 күн мурун
If you cant beat them gas them - sun tzu the art of war.
Angelo Agbuya
Angelo Agbuya 3 күн мурун
huy truong huy truong
huy truong huy truong 3 күн мурун
This stupid Anget Orange make millionaires Vietnamese still unhealthy to this day.Many children were distorted by it
huy truong huy truong
huy truong huy truong 2 күн мурун
@UwU The worst part of this toxic is, the distorted is going through many generations:( Even 50 years later, the distorted still here:(
UwU 2 күн мурун
That's the sad part of it all
Aaron Lang
Aaron Lang 3 күн мурун
my grandfather served on the carriers during the vietnam war and was heavily exposed to agent orange. due to this exposer he died of cancer in 2011.
Fallerin 4 күн мурун
My grandfather has Agent Orange and he was a US Soldier in the most heavily sprayed areas (he was artillery). He has lost his stomach, his lower body is somewhat affected mainly his legs. It can cause cancer and tumors. He feels like he was betrayed by his country.
Josh Doyle
Josh Doyle 4 күн мурун
I know of three disabled Vietnamese people, two I know personally. Now I know why... 😞
Trinitas 4 күн мурун
If the American people set up a fund to restore the environment, the landmines left over, the Agent Orange problem for the Vietnamese people who in their mind are sure that they are paying the debt to the country, it deserves to be accepted. . If not, online humanity is cliché. There is no need to contribute to rebuilding the bullshit Americans do, because the Vietnamese have more than enough ability to revive and build their nation into a future powerhouse. The real sinner still tries to look like a truly despicable hero.
Bayu Rifki
Bayu Rifki 4 күн мурун
Remember kids, it's only a war crime if you didn't win
Z Rus
Z Rus 4 күн мурун
soo much atrocities and war crimes USA gotaway with 🤭
BUY BERRY 4 күн мурун
Agent lemon lime
Sanju Maity
Sanju Maity 4 күн мурун
Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!
Alberto Ramos Jubera
Alberto Ramos Jubera 5 күн мурун
video starts 1:30
oriolesfan61 5 күн мурун
The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.
oriolesfan61 5 күн мурун
The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it
person who exists
person who exists 5 күн мурун
Jen Ledsome
Jen Ledsome 6 күн мурун
But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.
Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas 6 күн мурун
Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff
Rice County
Rice County 5 күн мурун
What of course not, they aren't soldiers.
yy z
yy z 6 күн мурун
Bryce Runsabove
Bryce Runsabove 6 күн мурун
My wife’s grandfather was in the U.S. Amry 101st Airborne In 1967-1968, his name was “Alfred Goate”. He was greatly Affected by Agent Orange years after he left the Amry. Alfred would tell his wife “Nancy” he would get Skin rashes from Exposure to Agent Orange, and yes he did suffer from PTSD
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 4 күн мурун
Think bomber pilots suffered most from PTSD.Burning all these commie toddlers alive with napalm and poisoning the soil for generations with AO .
44_._.peach77 6 күн мурун
My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 2 күн мурун
@UwU Was sarcasm.
Sarah Gesheft
Sarah Gesheft 4 күн мурун
Ruthless commies killed your grandpa.
Пожалуйста Не Грусти
Пожалуйста Не Грусти 6 күн мурун
Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)
Виктор Шалимов
Виктор Шалимов 6 күн мурун
What an irony when America, Australia, South Korea, etc. invaded Vietnam after the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin everyone in the West kept saying this to fight communism which allegedly threatened America even though the distance from Vietnam to America is 13348 km, and this was not considered aggression by the United States and its allies, when America used chemical weapons and poisoned Vietnam for years, no one condemned America for this although now, 46 years later, people with genetic diseases are born in Vietnam, but when the USSR allegedly invaded this country in Afghanistan and allegedly used chemical weapons in this country against < < freedom fighters>> who then settled on September 11, yes, the USSR barbarians and murderers. Funny irony isn't it))
Righteous Viking
Righteous Viking 7 күн мурун
Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.
Axel Schroeder
Axel Schroeder 7 күн мурун
person who exists
person who exists 5 күн мурун
Garrett Sattem
Garrett Sattem 7 күн мурун
My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.
Sōshi Miketsukami
Sōshi Miketsukami 7 күн мурун
I just cant fathom the men whom were told that it was safe to them actually believing them. I mean heres a chemical that attacks people. About the same as people believing hiding under a table or desk would save them from a nuclear explosion.
Tyrill Del Castilliano
Tyrill Del Castilliano 7 күн мурун
Americans have superior weapons and supplies, yet they still used these harmful chemicals that could even harm innocent children and civilians. What a shame, not to mention how a small "Southeast Asian" Country like Vietnam win this war against them.
ARCON 7 күн мурун
The Gold Fireball
The Gold Fireball 7 күн мурун
Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta
Unknown 7 күн мурун
My next door neighbor is a Vietnam veteran. He was exposed to Agent Orange, now he's in his like 70s or so and his shoulders are deteriorating and he can barely walk. That stuff is f'd man.
KNY //
KNY // 8 күн мурун
The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.
Scott Henderson
Scott Henderson 4 күн мурун
@Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism
Dot JPEG 7 күн мурун
Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US
pi guy
pi guy 8 күн мурун
Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies
mathews valdez
mathews valdez 8 күн мурун
bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die
Geronimo553 8 күн мурун
still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.
Gaming Lee
Gaming Lee 8 күн мурун
NVA general: Ah what a beautiful peaceful day seems like there won’t be any planes dropping water today Meanwhile: Operation rolling thunder In the distance: Boom! Bang! NVA general: oh that must be the Vietcong shooting rockets at those annoying planes that spray that weird water things Napalm screams falling down*
Kayden Larry
Kayden Larry 8 күн мурун
My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him
Hamid Abrar Khan
Hamid Abrar Khan 8 күн мурун
Brandon Michaels
Brandon Michaels 8 күн мурун
The Fire that doesnt burn
Gus Cord
Gus Cord 8 күн мурун
R U on tiktok?
person who exists
person who exists 5 күн мурун
"Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"
Savillx Navm
Savillx Navm 8 күн мурун
yes and this is the more reason the stock market is the best form to make your investment with the steady increase of bitcoin everyday. One can become financially free within the next couple of months
Savillx Navm
Savillx Navm 8 күн мурун
+:1:8:3:3:7:7:5:0:7:0:7;W/h/a/t/s/A/p/p/< With> / A/U/s/t/In/
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa 8 күн мурун
I’m starting to think simple history is racist
Rice County
Rice County 5 күн мурун
@Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa 5 күн мурун
@Rice County it’s hurtful for Germans calling them coward anyway it’s not like American made they’re own hun Germans made they’re nuke
Rice County
Rice County 5 күн мурун
@Amar Sanaa Dude, just stop replying you're making me laugh more and the others too, from how stupid you are.
Rice County
Rice County 5 күн мурун
@Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa 5 күн мурун
@Rice County yeah so that’s just about German soldier betraying his country he never made a video about German soldier killing many allied soldiers
Lee M.
Lee M. 9 күн мурун
This is far worse than the Holocaust....
Dot JPEG 4 күн мурун
@Javier Garcia that is very try
Javier Garcia
Javier Garcia 4 күн мурун
@Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place
Dot JPEG 7 күн мурун
No. Not even close
That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?
Rukmali Abeysinghe
Rukmali Abeysinghe 9 күн мурун
do a video about the srilankan war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 9 күн мурун
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Mr. Flak
Mr. Flak 9 күн мурун
Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.
Denise Rodgers
Denise Rodgers 9 күн мурун
Do about the Tiger 2
BADD1ONE 9 күн мурун
Do a video on the depleted uranium bullets we use in the middle east. I'm sure its causing neurological damage to the population and u.s. soldiers.
BADD1ONE 9 күн мурун
@ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 9 күн мурун
How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.
the pickle jar
the pickle jar 9 күн мурун
Do the malayan uprising pla
Anghus Morgenholz
Anghus Morgenholz 9 күн мурун
My father was soaked in that poison at least 4 times. In 1976 he was diagnosed with cancer on his liver with in about 3 months it spread to almost every organ but his lungs and heart. Agent orange contained dioxin at levels up to 75000 times the strength outlawed in America. Then they lied and tried to wait for the army to die. It didn't. The murdered their own soldiers and destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people for generations inflicting monstrous deformities on innocent children to this date.
z 9 күн мурун
did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?
Dot JPEG 7 күн мурун
Sort of, but not really
Gopnik McBlyat
Gopnik McBlyat 9 күн мурун
I think my grandpa was hit by either agent orange or napalm on a small part of his body, I believe his left arm because he doesn’t talk about it, and he doesn’t like to, all I know is he was hit by either napalm or agent orange
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 10 күн мурун
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Johnny McNuggs
Johnny McNuggs 10 күн мурун
My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.
_Grzechu_ #_#
_Grzechu_ #_# 10 күн мурун
So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"
daniel hulson
daniel hulson 10 күн мурун
these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it
daniel hulson
daniel hulson 10 күн мурун
@Ailsa Ni i know what Agent Orange is knew about since i was a i teenager it's Vietnam war 101,i think they tell it to everybody when you learn about Vietnam
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 10 күн мурун
government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.
Juan Roman
Juan Roman 10 күн мурун
"Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"
no use for a name
no use for a name 10 күн мурун
This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR
101 Taker
101 Taker 10 күн мурун
My father tall me this chemical they used. He when to vietman back in 1964 to 1964 Army. They where using for to kill the forest trees so they can see have more visual where the enemy's on the ground.
guffylips 10 күн мурун
Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.
Scp High command
Scp High command 10 күн мурун
Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist
THGAwesome 10 күн мурун
3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis
Harvest God
Harvest God 10 күн мурун
How can some of you f@cks still support any war engagement of the U.S. every place they go, they bring suffering and destruction.
Dot JPEG 7 күн мурун
I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority
Silver 10 күн мурун
Because they don't care.
Sims J
Sims J 10 күн мурун
The US propaganda calls it "defoliation" - because "the trees were so in the way and that" -and not illegal chemical genocide. Strange. When they knew exactly what they were doing and what the effects were because the British told them. Shame on the US. Shame on Britain.
Juppie902 10 күн мурун
2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2
A Spanish Inquisitor
A Spanish Inquisitor 11 күн мурун
Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard of stories of the U.S. government actually sabotaging ak rounds that were being supplied to the NVA by the Chinese, what they would do was put a small explosive in the primer in the primer so that when it was fired the round would explode and disable the gun. However the war ended before this would happen. What I find the most interesting is that there might be some still floating around, so if your firing an ak or sks and the gun explodes out of nowhere, that may have been one of them.
Briskness -Matt-
Briskness -Matt- 11 күн мурун
My uncle died from cancer because if it. He served in the war as a machine gunner and a sniper. His name was Lester Rheaume and I barely knew him.
Sebastien Bonita
Sebastien Bonita 11 күн мурун
Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed
uchihaRZA 11 күн мурун
Had a teacher who passed from his time in Vietnam. He developed brain cancer that was determined to be caused by agent orange and other defoliants used in the war. Extremely sad to see such a great man go due to the irresponsibility of their own government...
Old n Gold
Old n Gold 11 күн мурун
Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom
kinfmin 11 күн мурун
America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 11 күн мурун
getting reservation fishing permits and was warned not to approach any metal drums I happened across while fishing because they are still hazardous to this day.
Jardos Plays
Jardos Plays 11 күн мурун
Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic
CebuliX 11 күн мурун
"I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange
Ante Markoc
Ante Markoc 11 күн мурун
They spray democracy 😉
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