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guerrilla warfare
Fighting by small bands using tactics such as sudden ambushes
flexible response
Use of special military units trained to fight guerrilla wars
executive order
Rule issued by the chief executive
exile
Person forced from his or her home
blockade
Close off
hot line
Direct telephone link between Moscow and Washington
Vietcong
Communists in South Vietnam who belonged to the National
Liberation Front
domino theory
Eisenhower’s belief that when Communists take control in a
country, other countries also fall to communism
coup
When a government is overthrown by force
escalate
To gradually increase
search-and-destroy mission
To seek out enemy units and destroy them
counterculture
Movement that rejected traditional American values
deferment
Permission to not participate in the draft
dove
Opponent of the Vietnam War
hawk
Supporter of the Vietnam War
credibility gap
Loss of trust of the Johnson administration
silent majority
Quiet Americans who did not shout or demonstrate
Vietnamization
Nixon’s plan to have the South Vietnamese army take a more active role in
the fighting, and the United States to become less involved
Martial law
Emergency military rule
MIAs
American soldiers who are classified as missing in action