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
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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.

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BUY BERRY 20 minutes ago
Agent lemon lime
Thrakerzad 5 hours ago
I don't get why we didn't just use tactical nukes in vietnam
Sanju Maity
Sanju Maity 10 hours ago
Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!
Alberto Ramos Jubera
video starts 1:30
oriolesfan61 17 hours ago
The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.
oriolesfan61 17 hours ago
The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it
person who exists
Jen Ledsome
Jen Ledsome Day ago
But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.
Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff
Rice County
Rice County Day ago
What of course not, they aren't soldiers.
yy z
yy z Day ago
Bryce Runsabove
Bryce Runsabove 2 days ago
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
44_._.peach77 2 days ago
My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it
Пожалуйста Не Грусти
Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)
Виктор Шалимов
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 2 days ago
Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.
Axel Schroeder
Axel Schroeder 2 days ago
person who exists
Garrett Sattem
Garrett Sattem 2 days ago
My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.
Sōshi Miketsukami
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
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 3 days ago
The Gold Fireball
Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta
Unknown 3 days ago
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 // 3 days ago
The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.
Scott Henderson
@Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US
pi guy
pi guy 3 days ago
Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies
mathews valdez
mathews valdez 3 days ago
bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die
Geronimo553 3 days ago
still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.
Gaming Lee
Gaming Lee 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Brandon Michaels
Brandon Michaels 4 days ago
The Fire that doesnt burn
Gus Cord
Gus Cord 4 days ago
R U on tiktok?
person who exists
"Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"
Savillx Navm
Savillx Navm 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
+: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 4 days ago
I’m starting to think simple history is racist
Rice County
Rice County 16 hours ago
@Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa 16 hours ago
@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 16 hours ago
@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 16 hours ago
@Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...
Amar Sanaa
Amar Sanaa 17 hours ago
@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. 4 days ago
This is far worse than the Holocaust....
Javier Garcia
Javier Garcia 7 hours ago
@Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
No. Not even close
That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?
Rukmali Abeysinghe
do a video about the srilankan war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 4 days ago
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Mr. Flak
Mr. Flak 4 days ago
Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.
Denise Rodgers
Denise Rodgers 4 days ago
Do about the Tiger 2
BADD1ONE 5 days ago
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 4 days ago
@ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Do the malayan uprising pla
Anghus Morgenholz
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 5 days ago
did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
Sort of, but not really
Gopnik McBlyat
Gopnik McBlyat 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power
Johnny McNuggs
Johnny McNuggs 5 days ago
My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.
_Grzechu_ #_#
_Grzechu_ #_# 5 days ago
So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"
daniel hulson
daniel hulson 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
@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 5 days ago
government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.
Juan Roman
Juan Roman 5 days ago
"Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"
no use for a name
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist
THGAwesome 6 days ago
3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis
Harvest God
Harvest God 6 days ago
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 2 days ago
I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority
Silver 6 days ago
Because they don't care.
Sims J
Sims J 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2
A Spanish Inquisitor
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- 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed
uchihaRZA 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom
kinfmin 6 days ago
America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic
Ork 7 days ago
I'm a third generation agent orange victim, born as a cripple, as I grew up my teeth and nails were very brittle and I have serious skin issues, the tropical climate of Vietnam doesn't do any good either, and a protruding jaw. My parents abandoned me and I grew up in an orphanage. Never wanted to live from the time I was conscious. I finally got a chance to move to the US and I currently reside here, counting my days. People must understand these things are not just about hitting the target and killing, they destroy the future of the planet and its beings.
CebuliX 7 days ago
"I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange
Ante Markoc
Ante Markoc 7 days ago
They spray democracy 😉
Dank Bonk ripper 65
War crimes
lanun si kucing
lanun si kucing 7 days ago
the brits never defoliate any forest during the malayan insurgency. how the communist lost in malaya because there's no political support from the locals. And its not considered a war too because the jungle police were sent in instead of the army. Vietnam war is just a proxy war like syria, where superpowers take advantage of a disunited nation too increase their own power. Americans never learn anything from the malayan campaign. They just throw in more guns and money to solve a problem. And let their soldiers being punked by the Chinese and Russians.
YourBoi 7 days ago
When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know
hadji annihilator
Everything turns grey
Kbear Gaming
Kbear Gaming 7 days ago
Orange is sus
Eagle775 7 days ago
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Jesus Christ is the only way, KJV.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 7 days ago
I'd say I'm surprised that the Americans didn't say "If it's doing that to the plants, I wonder what it's doing to our guys" But realistically, they more than likely just didn't care
Alpha.4608 7 days ago
Much respect to the allied and central powers of ww1, the allies and axis forces of ww2, the allied side of the Korean War and both sides of the Vietnam war including the Viet cong
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 7 days ago
Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that
Dick Salacious
Dick Salacious 8 days ago
So they could have just used salt water rather than chemicals. You be amazed how effective salt is at killing and rotting everything in soil and it does it insanely quickly as well. You also can't replant for ages as it poison the soil. I rock salt on the ivy in the garden. One treatment lasts about 5 years so it's cheap and really effective
November 8 days ago
In the first years of the 1960's the U.S. government tested a defoliant very similar to agent orange on the Apache reservations here in Arizona. I only found out because I was 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.
FallenActual 8 days ago
I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...
7 8 days ago
i saw the word agent and i was like no no no no why this... speaking about something else
Sock 8 days ago
Hey! My uncle was exposed to this during vietnam, he died a few years ago from cancer. The doctors linked the cancer to agent orange. Thank you for teaching people about this!
SIN CENSURA 8 days ago
the ccp war
Jake WeberZwier
Jake WeberZwier 8 days ago
when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02
MrUnseen 8 days ago
Did America pay reperations for poisoning the people and the food for TEN years?
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
Not really, but at the same time a little
CT 0501
CT 0501 8 days ago
That's why they shouldev committed warcrime or use the A bomb
MarineSlayer 8 days ago
Young BZ
Young BZ 8 days ago
Fire that doesn't burn
Huey Freeman
Huey Freeman 8 days ago
wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?
Huey Freeman
Huey Freeman 2 days ago
@Dot JPEG Americans say it about a lot of non western people, usually Middle Eastern admittedly
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
I’ve never heard anyone ask that
Razor24 actual
Razor24 actual 8 days ago
71-73 even grounds maint used defoliants on big bases for weed control wtf?
Journey to Nerd City
Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that
Jo Smo
Jo Smo 8 days ago
I'd say I'm surprised that the Americans didn't say "If it's doing that to the plants, I wonder what it's doing to our guys" But realistically, they more than likely just didn't care
Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard
Z F 8 days ago
Anybody else slightly bothered by his pronunciation of the word "herbicide" or is it just me?
Ahmed Mustafa
Ahmed Mustafa 8 days ago
one of usa war crimes.
Unfortunate 8 days ago
Wasn't a warcrime at the time. Now we don't use it
Rainier Richie Gunawan
1:30 to skip the sponsorship
Kanzlei Krüger u. K.
My father died bc. of Agent Orange.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 8 days ago
would get covered in the stuff daily. Great respect to all who died from the horrible effects of this chemical
Charles Mouse
Charles Mouse 8 days ago
1st World War - Chemical weapons are really awful, let's not do that again! 2nd World War - Even Hitler vetoed the use of chemical weapons. I wonder how D-Day would have gone if the Nazis had deployed Sarin gas? Vietnam War - The land of the "free" reserves the right to commit whatever atrocities it damn well likes in the "suppression" of other nations. Today - MURICA!!! "We are the leaders of the free world, everybody must be grateful!" (cough: destructive hypocrisy and hubris)
Unfortunate 8 days ago
At least we're better than the ussr. Everyone would be fucked
Chi Kit Leung
Chi Kit Leung 8 days ago
Agent Orange - A fire that doesn't BURN
아재옆집 8 days ago
I see where Matrix got their ideas
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 8 days ago
Another quality product brought to you by Monsanto
Lokket99 8 days ago
America: The Nazis used gas it was a real tragedy. Also America: The egg heads back at home cooked up Agent Orange let's use it on the enemy but hey it won't kill them only give them long term birth defects and cancer.
Dot JPEG 2 days ago
1. They were not aware of the affects at the time 2. Holocaust killed more people 3. The gassing was for civilians and only civilians, while the US wanted to use this against plants
N3RD F0XX0 8 days ago
My dad was born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, and I think my learning disability was also caused by that given it effects more than one generation
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