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)
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Sources:
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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  1. BUY BERRY
    BUY BERRY
    36 мүнөт мурун

    Agent lemon lime

  2. Thrakerzad
    Thrakerzad
    5 саат мурун

    I don't get why we didn't just use tactical nukes in vietnam

  3. Sanju Maity
    Sanju Maity
    10 саат мурун

    Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!

  4. Alberto Ramos Jubera
    Alberto Ramos Jubera
    12 саат мурун

    video starts 1:30

  5. oriolesfan61
    oriolesfan61
    18 саат мурун

    The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.

  6. oriolesfan61
    oriolesfan61
    18 саат мурун

    The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it

  7. person who exists
    person who exists
    Күн мурун

    Sodom?

  8. Jen Ledsome
    Jen Ledsome
    Күн мурун

    But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

  9. Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
    Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
    Күн мурун

    Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

    1. Rice County
      Rice County
      Күн мурун

      What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

  10. yy z
    yy z
    Күн мурун

    11:48

  11. Bryce Runsabove
    Bryce Runsabove
    2 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

  12. 44_._.peach77
    44_._.peach77
    2 күн мурун

    My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

  13. Пожалуйста Не Грусти
    Пожалуйста Не Грусти
    2 күн мурун

    Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

  14. Виктор Шалимов
    Виктор Шалимов
    2 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))

  15. Righteous Viking
    Righteous Viking
    2 күн мурун

    Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.

  16. Axel Schroeder
    Axel Schroeder
    2 күн мурун

    1:34

    1. person who exists
      person who exists
      Күн мурун

      Thanks

  17. Garrett Sattem
    Garrett Sattem
    3 күн мурун

    My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.

  18. Sōshi Miketsukami
    Sōshi Miketsukami
    3 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.

  19. Tyrill Del Castilliano
    Tyrill Del Castilliano
    3 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.

  20. ARCON
    ARCON
    3 күн мурун

    WHATS IN THE CANISTER

  21. The Gold Fireball
    The Gold Fireball
    3 күн мурун

    Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

  22. Unknown
    Unknown
    3 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.

  23. KNY //
    KNY //
    3 күн мурун

    The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.

    1. Scott Henderson
      Scott Henderson
      2 саат мурун

      @Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism

    2. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US

  24. pi guy
    pi guy
    3 күн мурун

    Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies

  25. mathews valdez
    mathews valdez
    3 күн мурун

    bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

  26. Geronimo553
    Geronimo553
    3 күн мурун

    still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.

  27. Gaming Lee
    Gaming Lee
    4 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*

  28. Kayden Larry
    Kayden Larry
    4 күн мурун

    My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him

  29. Hamid Abrar Khan
    Hamid Abrar Khan
    4 күн мурун

    USA to Iraq: HEY, DON'T USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS. OTHERWISE, WE ARE GONNA INVADE YOU. Also USA:

  30. Brandon Michaels
    Brandon Michaels
    4 күн мурун

    The Fire that doesnt burn

  31. Gus Cord
    Gus Cord
    4 күн мурун

    R U on tiktok?

    1. person who exists
      person who exists
      Күн мурун

      "Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"

  32. Savillx Navm
    Savillx Navm
    4 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

    1. Savillx Navm
      Savillx Navm
      4 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/

  33. Amar Sanaa
    Amar Sanaa
    4 күн мурун

    I’m starting to think simple history is racist

    1. Rice County
      Rice County
      16 саат мурун

      @Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.

    2. Amar Sanaa
      Amar Sanaa
      16 саат 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

    3. Rice County
      Rice County
      17 саат мурун

      @Amar Sanaa Dude, just stop replying you're making me laugh more and the others too, from how stupid you are.

    4. Rice County
      Rice County
      17 саат мурун

      @Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...

    5. Amar Sanaa
      Amar Sanaa
      17 саат 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

  34. Lee M.
    Lee M.
    4 күн мурун

    This is far worse than the Holocaust....

    1. Javier Garcia
      Javier Garcia
      7 саат мурун

      @Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place

    2. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      No. Not even close

  35. BADRUL OFFICIAL
    BADRUL OFFICIAL
    4 күн мурун

    That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  36. Rukmali Abeysinghe
    Rukmali Abeysinghe
    4 күн мурун

    do a video about the srilankan war

  37. ceerw buty
    ceerw buty
    4 күн мурун

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  38. Mr. Flak
    Mr. Flak
    4 күн мурун

    Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.

  39. Denise Rodgers
    Denise Rodgers
    4 күн мурун

    Do about the Tiger 2

  40. BADD1ONE
    BADD1ONE
    5 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.

    1. BADD1ONE
      BADD1ONE
      4 күн мурун

      @ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war

    2. ceerw buty
      ceerw buty
      4 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.

  41. the pickle jar
    the pickle jar
    5 күн мурун

    Do the malayan uprising pla

  42. Anghus Morgenholz
    Anghus Morgenholz
    5 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.

  43. z
    z
    5 күн мурун

    did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

    1. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      Sort of, but not really

  44. Gopnik McBlyat
    Gopnik McBlyat
    5 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

  45. Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni
    5 күн мурун

    remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

  46. Johnny McNuggs
    Johnny McNuggs
    5 күн мурун

    My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.

  47. _Grzechu_ #_#
    _Grzechu_ #_#
    5 күн мурун

    So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"

  48. daniel hulson
    daniel hulson
    5 күн мурун

    these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it

    1. daniel hulson
      daniel hulson
      5 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

    2. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      5 күн мурун

      government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.

  49. Juan Roman
    Juan Roman
    5 күн мурун

    "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

  50. no use for a name
    no use for a name
    5 күн мурун

    This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR

  51. 101 Taker
    101 Taker
    5 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.

  52. guffylips
    guffylips
    6 күн мурун

    Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.

  53. Scp High command
    Scp High command
    6 күн мурун

    Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist

  54. THGAwesome
    THGAwesome
    6 күн мурун

    3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis

  55. Harvest God
    Harvest God
    6 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.

    1. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority

    2. Silver
      Silver
      6 күн мурун

      Because they don't care.

  56. Sims J
    Sims J
    6 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.

  57. Juppie902
    Juppie902
    6 күн мурун

    2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

  58. A Spanish Inquisitor
    A Spanish Inquisitor
    6 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.

  59. Briskness -Matt-
    Briskness -Matt-
    6 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.

  60. Sebastien Bonita
    Sebastien Bonita
    6 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

  61. uchihaRZA
    uchihaRZA
    6 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...

  62. Old n Gold
    Old n Gold
    6 күн мурун

    Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

  63. kinfmin
    kinfmin
    7 күн мурун

    America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...

    1. eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi
      6 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.

  64. Jardos Plays
    Jardos Plays
    7 күн мурун

    Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

  65. Ork
    Ork
    7 күн мурун

    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.

  66. CebuliX
    CebuliX
    7 күн мурун

    "I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange

  67. Ante Markoc
    Ante Markoc
    7 күн мурун

    They spray democracy 😉

  68. Dank Bonk ripper 65
    Dank Bonk ripper 65
    7 күн мурун

    War crimes

  69. lanun si kucing
    lanun si kucing
    7 күн мурун

    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.

  70. YourBoi
    YourBoi
    7 күн мурун

    When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know

    1. hadji annihilator
      hadji annihilator
      2 күн мурун

      Everything turns grey

  71. Kbear Gaming
    Kbear Gaming
    7 күн мурун

    Orange is sus

  72. sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá
    sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá
    7 күн мурун

    :(

  73. Eagle775
    Eagle775
    7 күн мурун

    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.

    1. soiung toiue
      soiung toiue
      7 күн мурун

      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

  74. Alpha.4608
    Alpha.4608
    8 күн мурун

    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

    1. soiung toiue
      soiung toiue
      7 күн мурун

      Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

  75. Dick Salacious
    Dick Salacious
    8 күн мурун

    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

  76. November
    November
    8 күн мурун

    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.

  77. FallenActual
    FallenActual
    8 күн мурун

    I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...

  78. 7
    7
    8 күн мурун

    i saw the word agent and i was like no no no no why this... speaking about something else

  79. Sock
    Sock
    8 күн мурун

    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!

  80. SIN CENSURA
    SIN CENSURA
    8 күн мурун

    the ccp war

  81. Jake WeberZwier
    Jake WeberZwier
    8 күн мурун

    when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02

  82. MrUnseen
    MrUnseen
    8 күн мурун

    Did America pay reperations for poisoning the people and the food for TEN years?

    1. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      Not really, but at the same time a little

  83. CT 0501
    CT 0501
    8 күн мурун

    That's why they shouldev committed warcrime or use the A bomb

  84. MarineSlayer
    MarineSlayer
    8 күн мурун

    NAPALM GAS BABYYYYY

  85. Young BZ
    Young BZ
    8 күн мурун

    Fire that doesn't burn

  86. Huey Freeman
    Huey Freeman
    8 күн мурун

    wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?

    1. Huey Freeman
      Huey Freeman
      3 күн мурун

      @Dot JPEG Americans say it about a lot of non western people, usually Middle Eastern admittedly

    2. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      I’ve never heard anyone ask that

  87. Razor24 actual
    Razor24 actual
    8 күн мурун

    71-73 even grounds maint used defoliants on big bases for weed control wtf?

  88. Journey to Nerd City
    Journey to Nerd City
    8 күн мурун

    Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

  89. Jo Smo
    Jo Smo
    8 күн мурун

    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

  90. Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard
    Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard
    8 күн мурун

    disgusting

  91. Z F
    Z F
    8 күн мурун

    Anybody else slightly bothered by his pronunciation of the word "herbicide" or is it just me?

  92. Ahmed Mustafa
    Ahmed Mustafa
    8 күн мурун

    one of usa war crimes.

    1. Unfortunate
      Unfortunate
      8 күн мурун

      Wasn't a warcrime at the time. Now we don't use it

  93. Rainier Richie Gunawan
    Rainier Richie Gunawan
    8 күн мурун

    1:30 to skip the sponsorship

  94. Kanzlei Krüger u. K.
    Kanzlei Krüger u. K.
    8 күн мурун

    My father died bc. of Agent Orange.

  95. soiung toiue
    soiung toiue
    8 күн мурун

    would get covered in the stuff daily. Great respect to all who died from the horrible effects of this chemical

  96. Charles Mouse
    Charles Mouse
    8 күн мурун

    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)

    1. Unfortunate
      Unfortunate
      8 күн мурун

      At least we're better than the ussr. Everyone would be fucked

  97. Chi Kit Leung
    Chi Kit Leung
    8 күн мурун

    Agent Orange - A fire that doesn't BURN

  98. 아재옆집
    아재옆집
    8 күн мурун

    I see where Matrix got their ideas

    1. soiung toiue
      soiung toiue
      8 күн мурун

      Another quality product brought to you by Monsanto

  99. Lokket99
    Lokket99
    8 күн мурун

    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.

    1. Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG
      3 күн мурун

      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

  100. N3RD F0XX0
    N3RD F0XX0
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    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