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)
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.

  • Jen Ledsome
    Jen Ledsome

    But but the jungle the animals heck the locals.

  • Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas
    Ryle Leonard vaughn Vargas

    Are you ah soldier because you know all this stuff

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      What of course not, they aren't soldiers.

  • yy z
    yy z


  • Bryce Runsabove
    Bryce Runsabove

    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

  • 44_._.peach77

    My grandpa was apart of the operation and died from it

  • Пожалуйста Не Грусти
    Пожалуйста Не Грусти

    Make a video of the Manchurian Operation (1945)

  • Виктор Шалимов
    Виктор Шалимов

    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))

  • Righteous Viking
    Righteous Viking

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

  • Axel Schroeder
    Axel Schroeder


  • Garrett Sattem
    Garrett Sattem

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

  • Sōshi Miketsukami
    Sōshi Miketsukami

    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.

  • Tyrill Del Castilliano
    Tyrill Del Castilliano

    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.



  • The Gold Fireball
    The Gold Fireball

    Mmmmmmmm forbidden fanta

  • Unknown

    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.

  • KNY //
    KNY //

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

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

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

  • pi guy
    pi guy

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

  • mathews valdez
    mathews valdez

    bullets: people die agent orange: Earth die

  • Geronimo553

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

  • Gaming Lee
    Gaming Lee

    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*

  • Kayden Larry
    Kayden Larry

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

  • Hamid Abrar Khan
    Hamid Abrar Khan


  • Brandon Michaels
    Brandon Michaels

    The Fire that doesnt burn

  • Gus Cord
    Gus Cord

    R U on tiktok?

  • Savillx Navm
    Savillx Navm

    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

      +: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/

  • Amar Sanaa
    Amar Sanaa

    I’m starting to think simple history is racist

    • Amar Sanaa
      Amar Sanaa

      @Rice County he nationalist as duck and make Germans look like coward saying Americans are better then everybody is racist

    • Rice County
      Rice County

      How are they racist mate?

  • Lee M.
    Lee M.

    This is far worse than the Holocaust....

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      No. Not even close


    That the one them claim,to save the WORLD?

  • Rukmali Abeysinghe
    Rukmali Abeysinghe

    do a video about the srilankan war

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty

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

  • Mr. Flak
    Mr. Flak

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

  • Denise Rodgers
    Denise Rodgers

    Do about the Tiger 2


    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

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

    • ceerw buty
      ceerw buty

      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.

  • the pickle jar
    the pickle jar

    Do the malayan uprising pla

  • Anghus Morgenholz
    Anghus Morgenholz

    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.

  • z

    did the US pay any reparations for this war crime?

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      Sort of, but not really

  • Gopnik McBlyat
    Gopnik McBlyat

    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

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni

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

  • Johnny McNuggs
    Johnny McNuggs

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

  • _Grzechu_ #_#
    _Grzechu_ #_#

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

  • daniel hulson
    daniel hulson

    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

      @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

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

  • Juan Roman
    Juan Roman

    "Chemtrails are just a conspiracy theory"

  • no use for a name
    no use for a name

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

  • 101 Taker
    101 Taker

    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.

  • guffylips

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

  • Scp High command
    Scp High command

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

  • THGAwesome

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

  • Harvest God
    Harvest God

    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

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

    • Silver

      Because they don't care.

  • Sims J
    Sims J

    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.

  • Juppie902

    2:04 : POV Rising Storm 2

  • A Spanish Inquisitor
    A Spanish Inquisitor

    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.

  • Briskness -Matt-
    Briskness -Matt-

    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.

  • Sebastien Bonita
    Sebastien Bonita

    Agent yellow is when your RV toilet over flows when your pissing because you dad was emptying the septic tank and he failed

  • uchihaRZA

    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...

  • Old n Gold
    Old n Gold

    Wait a minute . . . this isn't Sodom

  • kinfmin

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

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      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.

  • Jardos Plays
    Jardos Plays

    Ahhh yes American war crimes. My favorite topic

  • Ork

    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.

  • CebuliX

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

  • Ante Markoc
    Ante Markoc

    They spray democracy 😉

  • Dank Bonk ripper 65
    Dank Bonk ripper 65

    War crimes

  • lanun si kucing
    lanun si kucing

    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.

  • YourBoi

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

    • hadji annihilator
      hadji annihilator

      Everything turns grey

  • Kbear Gaming
    Kbear Gaming

    Orange is sus

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  • Eagle775

    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

      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

  • Alpha.4608

    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

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

  • Dick Salacious
    Dick Salacious

    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

  • November

    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.

  • FallenActual

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

  • 7

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

  • Sock

    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!


    the ccp war

  • Jake WeberZwier
    Jake WeberZwier

    when you go hiking with your friends: 2:02

  • MrUnseen

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

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      Not really, but at the same time a little

  • CT 0501
    CT 0501

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

  • MarineSlayer


  • Young BZ
    Young BZ

    Fire that doesn't burn

  • Huey Freeman
    Huey Freeman

    wHy dO tHeY hAtE uS sO mUcH?

    • Huey Freeman
      Huey Freeman

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

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      I’ve never heard anyone ask that

  • Razor24 actual
    Razor24 actual

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

  • Journey to Nerd City
    Journey to Nerd City

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

  • Jo Smo
    Jo Smo

    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

  • Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard
    Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard


  • Z F
    Z F

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

  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Ahmed Mustafa

    one of usa war crimes.

    • Unfortunate

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

  • Rainier Richie Gunawan
    Rainier Richie Gunawan

    1:30 to skip the sponsorship

  • Kanzlei Krüger u. K.
    Kanzlei Krüger u. K.

    My father died bc. of Agent Orange.

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue

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

  • Charles Mouse
    Charles Mouse

    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)

    • Unfortunate

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

  • Chi Kit Leung
    Chi Kit Leung

    Agent Orange - A fire that doesn't BURN

  • 아재옆집

    I see where Matrix got their ideas

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue

      Another quality product brought to you by Monsanto

  • Lokket99

    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.

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      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

  • N3RD F0XX0
    N3RD F0XX0

    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

  • Brent James
    Brent James

    agent orange here in philippines is a metal song composed by the band of slapshock

  • Toivo J
    Toivo J

    Oh wow I have to do a project from Vietnam was and i decided to do 30% from agent blue or agent orange


    Do Malayan Emergency next pls, I really apprieciate it if you make it because it would be interesting.

  • KoolAid

    this seems like a good idea on paper spraying the jungle to see the nva and the vc but with positives always come negatives

  • Seth K.
    Seth K.

    Look up the Massacre of Mai Lang. Babies and children slaughtered. Smh this is why they won't make any Nam games on console they would really have to address their immorality concerning the war. It's the same WWII games over and over because it's the only war they can still glorify.

    • Seth K.
      Seth K.

      @Penis Man nah not on console like that they all on pc

    • Penis Man
      Penis Man

      There are plenty of good Vietnam games

  • Seth K.
    Seth K.

    They didn't care they were spraying chemicals on troops in the jungle or little children who lived there. Smh

  • Gerhart Vondrivesabus
    Gerhart Vondrivesabus

    I dont know how americans can support their military sometimes.

    • Dot JPEG
      Dot JPEG

      We didn’t support the war at the time...

    • Unfortunate

      Lmao, we didn't at the time, so many protests. Can you please know a bit more than make an assumption?

    • Seth K.
      Seth K.

      It's sickening.

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