A massive coordinated atack by the North Viatnamese and Vietcong. The attacks were spread out to about 100 cities and included the U.S. Ebassy in Saigon. After the initial surprise, the opposition was beat back and they suffered heavy causulties. 45,000 NVA and Vietcong were killed, while only 1,100 Americans and 2,300 ARVN died. An important victory for the U.S, it was not portrayed that way by the American media. U.S. citizens were dismayed that such a coordinated attack could be launched.