Agent Orange (The Vietnam War)

4-Apr, 2021
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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)
Script: Dejan Milivojevic
Chris Kane
Music Credit:
Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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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    Павел КостенкоПавел КостенкоSoat oldin
  • This stupid Anget Orange make millionaires Vietnamese still unhealthy to this day.Many children were distorted by it

    huy truong huy truonghuy truong huy truong4 soat oldin
  • 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.

    Aaron LangAaron Lang4 soat oldin
  • 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.

    FallerinFallerin11 soat oldin
  • I know of three disabled Vietnamese people, two I know personally. Now I know why... 😞

    Josh DoyleJosh Doyle12 soat oldin
  • 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.

    TrinitasTrinitas15 soat oldin
  • Remember kids, it's only a war crime if you didn't win

    BayolllBayolll19 soat oldin
  • soo much atrocities and war crimes USA gotaway with 🤭

    Z RusZ Rus21 soat oldin
  • Agent lemon lime

    BUY BERRYBUY BERRY22 soat oldin
  • I don't get why we didn't just use tactical nukes in vietnam

    ThrakerzadThrakerzadKun oldin
    • @Sarah Gesheft that is preferable to communism.

      ThrakerzadThrakerzad3 soat oldin
    • @Thrakerzad Why?By murdering millions of civilians and poisoning the soil for living and new born with genetic defects?

      Sarah GesheftSarah Gesheft6 soat oldin
    • @Sarah Gesheft we aren't talking about culture here we are talking about what it takes to stop communism in vietnam

      ThrakerzadThrakerzad7 soat oldin
    • Cause biological and chemical warfare against villagers is more american?

      Sarah GesheftSarah Gesheft14 soat oldin
  • Seriously how cruel and brutal were the CIA and the American armed forces... Such a shame !!!

    Sanju MaitySanju MaityKun oldin
  • video starts 1:30

    Alberto Ramos JuberaAlberto Ramos JuberaKun oldin
  • The Vietnamese had to use asymptomatic warfare. The war was unwinnable by the West. Jane Fonda was right. Vietnam become Communist.

    oriolesfan61oriolesfan61Kun oldin
  • The military didn't follow the manufacturer's directions for using it

    oriolesfan61oriolesfan61Kun oldin
  • Sodom?

    person who existsperson who exists2 kun oldin
  • But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

    Jen LedsomeJen Ledsome2 kun oldin
  • Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

    Ryle Leonard vaughn VargasRyle Leonard vaughn Vargas2 kun oldin
    • What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

      Rice CountyRice County2 kun oldin
  • 11:48

    yy zyy z2 kun oldin
  • 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

    Bryce RunsaboveBryce Runsabove3 kun oldin
    • Think bomber pilots suffered most from PTSD.Burning all these commie toddlers alive with napalm and poisoning the soil for generations with AO .

      Sarah GesheftSarah Gesheft14 soat oldin
  • My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

    44_._.peach7744_._.peach773 kun oldin
    • Ruthless commies killed your grandpa.

      Sarah GesheftSarah Gesheft14 soat oldin
  • Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

    Пожалуйста Не ГрустиПожалуйста Не Грусти3 kun oldin
  • 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))

    Виктор ШалимовВиктор Шалимов3 kun oldin
  • Fun Fact: Agent Orange didn't go away, it was rebranded as weed killer under the name RoundUp.

    Righteous VikingRighteous Viking3 kun oldin
  • 1:34

    Axel SchroederAxel Schroeder3 kun oldin
    • Thanks

      person who existsperson who exists2 kun oldin
  • My grandpa Greg was practically sprayed with this stuff every time him and his unit set up a new artillery fire base.

    Garrett SattemGarrett Sattem3 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Sōshi MiketsukamiSōshi Miketsukami3 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Tyrill Del CastillianoTyrill Del Castilliano4 kun oldin

    ARCONARCON4 kun oldin
  • Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

    The Gold FireballThe Gold Fireball4 kun oldin
  • 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.

    UnknownUnknown4 kun oldin
  • The U.S.A. is the most immoral enemy a nation can have.

    KNY //KNY //4 kun oldin
    • @Dot JPEG let's not make excuses for ourselves. Agent Orange is a dark point in American history. We deserve the criticism

      Scott HendersonScott HendersonKun oldin
    • Yeah, Imperial Japan, the USSR and Germany were way more moral than the US

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG3 kun oldin
  • Ok so maybe it wasnt a good idea to use hyper carcinogen on your enemies

    pi guypi guy4 kun oldin
  • bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

    mathews valdezmathews valdez4 kun oldin
  • still many vietnam soldiers who have died from it and suffer from it now.

    Geronimo553Geronimo5534 kun oldin
  • 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*

    Gaming LeeGaming Lee4 kun oldin
  • My great grandfather died of agent orange 1 month before I was born I wish I could have met him

    Kayden LarryKayden Larry5 kun oldin

    Hamid Abrar KhanHamid Abrar Khan5 kun oldin
  • The Fire that doesnt burn

    Brandon MichaelsBrandon Michaels5 kun oldin
  • R U on tiktok?

    Gus CordGus Cord5 kun oldin
    • "Hey today we are going to do the Hiroshima"

      person who existsperson who exists2 kun oldin
  • 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 NavmSavillx Navm5 kun oldin
    • +: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/

      Savillx NavmSavillx Navm5 kun oldin
  • I’m starting to think simple history is racist

    Amar SanaaAmar Sanaa5 kun oldin
    • @Amar Sanaa My God, you clearly haven't seen their videos.

      Rice CountyRice CountyKun oldin
    • @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

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

      Rice CountyRice CountyKun oldin
    • @Amar Sanaa Yeah, they definitely haven't made many WW2 videos...

      Rice CountyRice CountyKun oldin
    • @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

      Amar SanaaAmar SanaaKun oldin
  • This is far worse than the Holocaust....

    Lee M.Lee M.5 kun oldin
    • @Javier Garcia that is very try

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG17 soat oldin
    • @Dot JPEG Regardless, those two should never have happened in the first place

      Javier GarciaJavier GarciaKun oldin
    • No. Not even close

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG3 kun oldin
  • That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  • do a video about the srilankan war

    Rukmali AbeysingheRukmali Abeysinghe5 kun oldin
  • remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

    ceerw butyceerw buty5 kun oldin
  • Great videos man! Always seem to learn something new while watching your videos. Keep up the great work.

    Mr. FlakMr. Flak5 kun oldin
  • Do about the Tiger 2

    Denise RodgersDenise Rodgers5 kun oldin
  • 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.

    BADD1ONEBADD1ONE5 kun oldin
    • @ceerw buty I didn't say a thing about support for any war

      BADD1ONEBADD1ONE5 kun oldin
    • 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.

      ceerw butyceerw buty5 kun oldin
  • Do the malayan uprising pla

    the pickle jarthe pickle jar6 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Anghus MorgenholzAnghus Morgenholz6 kun oldin
  • did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

    zz6 kun oldin
    • Sort of, but not really

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG3 kun oldin
  • 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

    Gopnik McBlyatGopnik McBlyat6 kun oldin
  • remember kids,you cannot be accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity if you're world strongest super power

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni6 kun oldin
  • My grandfather died from a brain tumor brought on from Agent Orange exposure. He was only 57 years old when he died.

    Johnny McNuggsJohnny McNuggs6 kun oldin
  • So basically another war crime done by u.s army in the name of "Democracy" and "Freedom"

    _Grzechu_ #_#_Grzechu_ #_#6 kun oldin
  • these chemicals should get together and do a robbery,and they should get Quentin Tarantino to make a film about it

    daniel hulsondaniel hulson6 kun oldin
    • @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

      daniel hulsondaniel hulson6 kun oldin
    • government would rather it remain buried. No pun. There's videos all over the interwebs that cover this topic.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni6 kun oldin
  • "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

    Juan RomanJuan Roman6 kun oldin
  • This killed my best friend he was Vietnam vet he was a good man God bless his soul.. R.i.p JR

    no use for a nameno use for a name6 kun oldin
  • 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.

    101 Taker101 Taker6 kun oldin
  • Actually many rail lines in north america sprayed agent orange for defoliant in the 60;s and early 70;s.

    guffylipsguffylips6 kun oldin
  • Any country: **adopts communism** America: you are being rescued please do not resist

    Scp High commandScp High command7 kun oldin
  • 3:45 prevention of food, dear god we're Nazis

    THGAwesomeTHGAwesome7 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Harvest GodHarvest God7 kun oldin
    • I don’t support any engagement of the US, I support a majority

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG3 kun oldin
    • Because they don't care.

      SilverSilver7 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Sims JSims J7 kun oldin
  • 2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

    Juppie902Juppie9027 kun oldin
  • 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.

    A Spanish InquisitorA Spanish Inquisitor7 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Briskness -Matt-Briskness -Matt-7 kun oldin
  • Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed

    Sebastien BonitaSebastien Bonita7 kun oldin
  • 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...

    uchihaRZAuchihaRZA7 kun oldin
  • Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

    Old n GoldOld n Gold7 kun oldin
  • America just couldn't take the L on this one, huh?...

    kinfminkinfmin7 kun oldin
    • 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.

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi7 kun oldin
  • Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

    Jardos PlaysJardos Plays7 kun oldin
  • "I do not move out of the way." - Agent Orange

    CebuliXCebuliX8 kun oldin
  • They spray democracy 😉

    Ante MarkocAnte Markoc8 kun oldin
  • War crimes

    Dank Bonk ripper 65Dank Bonk ripper 658 kun oldin
  • 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.

    lanun si kucinglanun si kucing8 kun oldin
  • When I think of Agent Orange I only think about the most underrated band I know

    YourBoiYourBoi8 kun oldin
    • Everything turns grey

      hadji annihilatorhadji annihilator3 kun oldin
  • Orange is sus

    Kbear GamingKbear Gaming8 kun oldin
  • :(

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  • 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.

    Eagle775Eagle7758 kun oldin
    • 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

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue8 kun oldin
  • 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

    Alpha.4608Alpha.46088 kun oldin
    • Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue8 kun oldin
  • 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

    Dick SalaciousDick Salacious9 kun oldin
  • 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.

    NovemberNovember9 kun oldin
  • I knew a few people who died from agent orange and were paid by the VA for agent orange exposure...

    FallenActualFallenActual9 kun oldin
  • i saw the word agent and i was like no no no no why this... speaking about something else

    779 kun oldin
  • 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!

    SockSock9 kun oldin
  • the ccp war

  • when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02

    Jake WeberZwierJake WeberZwier9 kun oldin
  • Did America pay reperations for poisoning the people and the food for TEN years?

    MrUnseenMrUnseen9 kun oldin
    • Not really, but at the same time a little

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

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    MarineSlayerMarineSlayer9 kun oldin
  • Fire that doesn't burn

    Young BZYoung BZ9 kun oldin
  • wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?

    Huey FreemanHuey Freeman9 kun oldin
    • @Dot JPEG Americans say it about a lot of non western people, usually Middle Eastern admittedly

      Huey FreemanHuey Freeman3 kun oldin
    • I’ve never heard anyone ask that

      Dot JPEGDot JPEG3 kun oldin
  • 71-73 even grounds maint used defoliants on big bases for weed control wtf?

    Razor24 actualRazor24 actual9 kun oldin
  • Damn so they lowkey polluted the vietnamese jungles with chemicals weapons for 9 years. Didn't know that

    Journey to Nerd CityJourney to Nerd City9 kun oldin
  • 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

    Jo SmoJo Smo9 kun oldin
  • disgusting

    Alvise Leòn Van MeijgaardAlvise Leòn Van Meijgaard9 kun oldin
  • Anybody else slightly bothered by his pronunciation of the word "herbicide" or is it just me?

    Z FZ F9 kun oldin
  • one of usa war crimes.

    Ahmed MustafaAhmed Mustafa9 kun oldin
    • Wasn't a warcrime at the time. Now we don't use it

      UnfortunateUnfortunate8 kun oldin
  • 1:30 to skip the sponsorship

    Rainier Richie GunawanRainier Richie Gunawan9 kun oldin