How many civilians did we kill in Vietnam?

How many civilians did we kill in Vietnam?

In 1995 Vietnam released its official estimate of the number of people killed during the Vietnam War: as many as 2,000,000 civilians on both sides and some 1,100,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters. The U.S. military has estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died.

How many US citizens died in Vietnam War?


War or conflict Date Total U.S. deaths
China Cold War 1950–1972 16
Vietnam War 1955–1975 58,220
1958 Lebanon crisis 1958 6

What happened to civilians during the Vietnam War?

An estimated 4 million Vietnamese were killed or wounded on both sides of the conflict, including as many as 1.3 million civilians (people not involved in the military, including women and children) in South Vietnam. Much of the death and destruction resulted from bombing.

Did the Viet Cong kill civilians?

Rummel estimated that PAVN/VC forces killed around 164,000 civilians between 1954 and 1975, with a range of between 106,000 and 227,000. Rummel’s mid-level estimate includes 17,000 South Vietnamese civil servants.

Why did the US lose the Vietnam War?

America “lost” South Vietnam because it was an artificial construct created in the wake of the French loss of Indochina. Because there never was an “organic” nation of South Vietnam, when the U.S. discontinued to invest military assets into that construct, it eventually ceased to exist.

What happened to William Calley?

Lt. William L. Calley is found guilty of premeditated murder at My Lai by a U.S. Army court-martial at Fort Benning, Georgia. Calley, a platoon leader, had led his men in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children, at My Lai 4, a cluster of hamlets in Quang Ngai Province on March 16, 1968.