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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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.

Жорумдар 

  1. xenonmorph

    xenonmorph

    35 мүнөт 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.

  2. Brendan Healey

    Brendan Healey

    Саат мурун

    Agent orange was made 5-10 minutes from where my parents grew up

  3. bediss Heni

    bediss Heni

    2 саат мурун

    Absolutely loved the first person animations, great work!

  4. Mahmoud ibn Emir

    Mahmoud ibn Emir

    2 саат мурун

    I am proposing we use this prior to protests to defoliate the vegetation so that the protesters can have more light...

  5. ittegapS Sauce

    ittegapS Sauce

    3 саат мурун

    I thought it was a spy

  6. Ryan.Y

    Ryan.Y

    4 саат мурун

    I bet it's fun being the biggest hypocrite of all time

  7. Ryan.Y

    Ryan.Y

    4 саат мурун

    If they can't win the current war, they destroy the future of their enemy.

  8. 691Ben YT

    691Ben YT

    10 саат мурун

    This guy is literally my history teacher

  9. ハローリー

    ハローリー

    18 саат мурун

    If you cant beat them gas them - sun tzu the art of war.

  10. Angelo Agbuya

    Angelo Agbuya

    19 саат мурун

    Caca

  11. Павел Костенко

    Павел Костенко

    22 саат мурун

    Феликс Крю́ков, к слову к выбору интернет казино желательно тоже подходить расчетливо. Само собой, например если вы катаете в вулкан делюкс то вы ни одного раза не выведете бабки, а например если придти к этому вопросу более глобально то сможете понимать, что бывают такие как 1хбеты, созданные на коленке и не отвечающие ни за что, а имеются казино с выданной лицензией, там настройка аппаратов исключена. По-этому не стоит решать только по левым сайтам. Лист лицензионных казино можно посмотреть здесь: www.casinreg.ru

  12. huy truong huy truong

    huy truong huy truong

    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

      3 саат 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

      UwU

      3 саат мурун

      That's the sad part of it all

  13. Aaron Lang

    Aaron Lang

    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.

  14. Fallerin

    Fallerin

    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.

  15. Josh Doyle

    Josh Doyle

    Күн мурун

    I know of three disabled Vietnamese people, two I know personally. Now I know why... 😞

  16. Trinitas

    Trinitas

    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.

  17. Bayolll

    Bayolll

    Күн мурун

    Remember kids, it's only a war crime if you didn't win

  18. Z Rus

    Z Rus

    Күн мурун

    soo much atrocities and war crimes USA gotaway with 🤭

  19. BUY BERRY

    BUY BERRY

    Күн мурун

    Agent lemon lime

  20. Sanju Maity

    Sanju Maity

    2 күн мурун

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

  21. Alberto Ramos Jubera

    Alberto Ramos Jubera

    2 күн мурун

    video starts 1:30

  22. oriolesfan61

    oriolesfan61

    2 күн мурун

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

  23. oriolesfan61

    oriolesfan61

    2 күн мурун

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

  24. person who exists

    person who exists

    3 күн мурун

    Sodom?

  25. Jen Ledsome

    Jen Ledsome

    3 күн мурун

    But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

  26. Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas

    Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas

    3 күн мурун

    Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

    • Rice County

      Rice County

      3 күн мурун

      What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

  27. yy z

    yy z

    3 күн мурун

    11:48

  28. Bryce Runsabove

    Bryce Runsabove

    3 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

      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 .

  29. 44_._.peach77

    44_._.peach77

    4 күн мурун

    My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

    • UwU

      UwU

      3 саат мурун

      @Sarah Gesheft The Americans used agent orange not the vietnamese

    • Sarah Gesheft

      Sarah Gesheft

      Күн мурун

      Ruthless commies killed your grandpa.

  30. Пожалуйста Не Грусти

    Пожалуйста Не Грусти

    4 күн мурун

    Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

  31. Виктор Шалимов

    Виктор Шалимов

    4 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))

  32. Righteous Viking

    Righteous Viking

    4 күн мурун

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

  33. Axel Schroeder

    Axel Schroeder

    4 күн мурун

    1:34

    • person who exists

      person who exists

      3 күн мурун

      Thanks

  34. Garrett Sattem

    Garrett Sattem

    4 күн мурун

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

  35. Sōshi Miketsukami

    Sōshi Miketsukami

    4 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.

  36. Tyrill Del Castilliano

    Tyrill Del Castilliano

    5 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.

  37. ARCON

    ARCON

    5 күн мурун

    WHATS IN THE CANISTER

  38. The Gold Fireball

    The Gold Fireball

    5 күн мурун

    Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

  39. Unknown

    Unknown

    5 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.

  40. KNY //

    KNY //

    5 күн мурун

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

    • Scott Henderson

      Scott Henderson

      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

      Dot JPEG

      4 күн мурун

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

  41. pi guy

    pi guy

    5 күн мурун

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

  42. mathews valdez

    mathews valdez

    5 күн мурун

    bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

  43. Geronimo553

    Geronimo553

    5 күн мурун

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

  44. Gaming Lee

    Gaming Lee

    5 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*

  45. Kayden Larry

    Kayden Larry

    5 күн мурун

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

  46. Hamid Abrar Khan

    Hamid Abrar Khan

    6 күн мурун

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

  47. Brandon Michaels

    Brandon Michaels

    6 күн мурун

    The Fire that doesnt burn

  48. Gus Cord

    Gus Cord

    6 күн мурун

    R U on tiktok?

    • person who exists

      person who exists

      3 күн мурун

      "Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"

  49. Savillx Navm

    Savillx Navm

    6 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

      6 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/

  50. Amar Sanaa

    Amar Sanaa

    6 күн мурун

    I’m starting to think simple history is racist

    • Rice County

      Rice County

      2 күн мурун

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

    • Amar Sanaa

      Amar Sanaa

      2 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

      2 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

      2 күн мурун

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

    • Amar Sanaa

      Amar Sanaa

      2 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

  51. Lee M.

    Lee M.

    6 күн мурун

    This is far worse than the Holocaust....

    • Dot JPEG

      Dot JPEG

      Күн мурун

      @Javier Garcia that is very try

    • Javier Garcia

      Javier Garcia

      2 күн мурун

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

    • Dot JPEG

      Dot JPEG

      4 күн мурун

      No. Not even close

  52. BADRUL OFFICIAL

    BADRUL OFFICIAL

    6 күн мурун

    That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  53. Rukmali Abeysinghe

    Rukmali Abeysinghe

    6 күн мурун

    do a video about the srilankan war

  54. ceerw buty

    ceerw buty

    6 күн мурун

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

  55. Mr. Flak

    Mr. Flak

    6 күн мурун

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

  56. Denise Rodgers

    Denise Rodgers

    6 күн мурун

    Do about the Tiger 2

  57. BADD1ONE

    BADD1ONE

    6 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

      BADD1ONE

      6 күн мурун

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

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

      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.

  58. the pickle jar

    the pickle jar

    6 күн мурун

    Do the malayan uprising pla

  59. Anghus Morgenholz

    Anghus Morgenholz

    6 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.

  60. z

    z

    7 күн мурун

    did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

    • Dot JPEG

      Dot JPEG

      4 күн мурун

      Sort of, but not really

  61. Gopnik McBlyat

    Gopnik McBlyat

    7 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

  62. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    7 күн мурун

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

  63. Johnny McNuggs

    Johnny McNuggs

    7 күн мурун

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

  64. _Grzechu_ #_#

    _Grzechu_ #_#

    7 күн мурун

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

  65. daniel hulson

    daniel hulson

    7 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

      7 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

      7 күн мурун

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

  66. Juan Roman

    Juan Roman

    7 күн мурун

    "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

  67. no use for a name

    no use for a name

    7 күн мурун

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

  68. 101 Taker

    101 Taker

    7 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.

  69. guffylips

    guffylips

    7 күн мурун

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

  70. Scp High command

    Scp High command

    7 күн мурун

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

  71. THGAwesome

    THGAwesome

    7 күн мурун

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

  72. Harvest God

    Harvest God

    8 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

      Dot JPEG

      4 күн мурун

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

    • Silver

      Silver

      7 күн мурун

      Because they don't care.

  73. Sims J

    Sims J

    8 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.

  74. Juppie902

    Juppie902

    8 күн мурун

    2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

  75. A Spanish Inquisitor

    A Spanish Inquisitor

    8 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.

  76. Briskness -Matt-

    Briskness -Matt-

    8 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.

  77. Sebastien Bonita

    Sebastien Bonita

    8 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

  78. uchihaRZA

    uchihaRZA

    8 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...

  79. Old n Gold

    Old n Gold

    8 күн мурун

    Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

  80. kinfmin

    kinfmin

    8 күн мурун

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

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      8 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.

  81. Jardos Plays

    Jardos Plays

    8 күн мурун

    Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

  82. CebuliX

    CebuliX

    9 күн мурун

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

  83. Ante Markoc

    Ante Markoc

    9 күн мурун

    They spray democracy 😉

  84. Dank Bonk ripper 65

    Dank Bonk ripper 65

    9 күн мурун

    War crimes

  85. lanun si kucing

    lanun si kucing

    9 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.

  86. YourBoi

    YourBoi

    9 күн мурун

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

    • hadji annihilator

      hadji annihilator

      4 күн мурун

      Everything turns grey

  87. Kbear Gaming

    Kbear Gaming

    9 күн мурун

    Orange is sus

  88. sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá

    sempre que você ler os comentários, eu estarei lá

    9 күн мурун

    :(

  89. Eagle775

    Eagle775

    9 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.

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

      9 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. Alpha.4608

    Alpha.4608

    9 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

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

      9 күн мурун

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

  91. Dick Salacious

    Dick Salacious

    9 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

  92. November

    November

    9 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.

  93. FallenActual

    FallenActual

    9 күн мурун

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

  94. 7

    7

    9 күн мурун

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

  95. Sock

    Sock

    9 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!

  96. SIN CENSURA

    SIN CENSURA

    10 күн мурун

    the ccp war

  97. Jake WeberZwier

    Jake WeberZwier

    10 күн мурун

    when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02

  98. MrUnseen

    MrUnseen

    10 күн мурун

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

    • Dot JPEG

      Dot JPEG

      4 күн мурун

      Not really, but at the same time a little

  99. CT 0501

    CT 0501

    10 күн мурун

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

  100. MarineSlayer

    MarineSlayer

    10 күн мурун

    NAPALM GAS BABYYYYY

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