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AGENT ORANGE- A FATAL MISTAKE The Vietnam War was a major war in American history It was a totally different war with new tactics and technology One example of this was the use of a chemical substance with the code name of Agent Orange named after the orange tanks they were stored in This liquid was sprayed on the dense Vietnamese forests by means of aircrafts and helicopters and its objective was to kill the trees and shrubberies in which the enemy hid in Agent Orange- Overview and Introduction But the use of this deadly material was a mistake and unfortunately the Americans recognized this only years after the war Agent Orange was the cause the eradication of the rich Vietnamese forests and farmlands which led to starvation of many of its people It also had serious side effects on the villagers and soldiers who fought there And despite all these horrible consequences Agent Orange was still labeled as useless and pointless for the VietCong the enemy still held advantage over the young and inexperienced American soldiers Agent Orange was developed in the 1940s but the actual usage of the product only began in the 1960s It was a 50-50 mixture of two powerful chemicals- 24D and 245T It was proved to be effective especially against broad-leaf foliage such as the dense jungle-like terrain found in Southeast Asia including Vietnam Agent Orange- Overview and Introduction Imagining 18 million gallons of this deadly substance being concentrated in an area of 36 million acres can only lead to the feeling of abuse and aggression Besides killing forests it also darkened the waters of some areas one of them being the Mekong Delta where the US held navy patrol boats Brooks Clark This violent act was an aggression to nature and showed what a country could do to win a war The destruction of the forests and farmlands led to something even worse Agent Orange was
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