Martin Sheen narrates this chronicle of the Vietnam conflict, beginning with the post-World War II era and French involvement following Vietnam's declaration of independence, through America's involvement into the 1960s and the escalation of the war during the Johnson administration. Interviews include Jack Valenti, Robert McNamara and North Vietnamese military officials.
Examining America's increasing involvement in the conflict under the Kennedy administration and the “domino theory.” Included: interviews with former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Also: archival footage. Narrated by Martin Sheen.
Following JFK's assassination, the Johnson administration commits more men and materials to the Vietnam conflict. Included: White House recordings of LBJ worrying about sending more troops; the incidents leading to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Also: archival footage. Narrated by Martin Sheen.
Chronicling the years following WWII, in which Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam's independence, only to be occupied by French forces assisted by the CIA. Included: archival footage. Narrated by Martin Sheen.