December 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1961

General Curtis LeMay of the United States Air Force requests the Joint Chiefs of Staff to try and convince President John Kennedy to endorse introduction of a sizeable combat task force into South Vietnam. President Kennedy was against the idea of introducing foot soldiers in the already escalating war between communist and South Vietnam forces which were losing. He opted instead for economic support and advice towards South Vietnam Leadership.

1966

The United States Air Force together with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam repulse a mortar and sapper attack on the Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base by the Viet Cong. The attack started in the early hours of the previous day taking more than 24hrs for a full repulsion. Tan Son Nhut Air Base was a major air base used for offensive and support for ground troops in South Vietnam.

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December 4th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1960

United States Ambassador to South Vietnam Elbridge Durbrow delineates to the state department that if President Diem of South Vietnam doesn’t reform his government then an alternate leadership would be necessary. President Diem was facing a lot of criticism from close associates and even generals from the armed forces who were against his style of leadership. He was later assassinated after a successful coup.

1961

The United States Special Forces arrive in Buon Enao to commence the Civilian Irregular Defense Group program. The program was a holistic approach relying on military, economic and social programs towards repelling the insurgency from communist forces. The target group was the Montagnard villagers who had a traditional mistrust of Vietnamese political persuasions. The CIA was also involved in the experiment by providing rifles and submachine guns to the locals.

1972

The United States National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger travels to Paris once again to meet with Le Duc Tho a North Vietnam Diplomat. The meeting entailed negotiations that would bring an end to the North Vietnam support of the communist forces insurgency into South Vietnam. Both diplomats were unable to agree on a peace treaty.

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December 3rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

Director of the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research writes a memorandum to Secretary of State Dean Rusk highlighting out that communist Viet Cong forces were prepared for a long fight. Even though Saigon had garnered more control of the countryside, Viet Cong forces had expanded in size and influence. Success could only be achieved by winning people’s support, something that President Diem’s government had already failed to achieve.

 

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December 2nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

Mike Mansfield, a United States Senate majority leader makes an adverse comment against the involvement of United States troops in the Vietnam War after a trip to Vietnam. Mansfield was against escalation of the Vietnam War and even encouraged President Nixon’s plan to extract United States troops from the Southeast Asian region. He was the first government official to negatively comment about the war.

1963

South Vietnamese military junta which had taken over after the successful November Coup that left President Ngo Diem dead instructs a temporary stop to the Hamlet program. The program had been put into place by President Diem to gather poor farmers into centralized locations away from guerrilla attacks. The militia hoped to win the hearts of the local but the strategy did not work.

1965

For the first time, the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) together with the USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25) are deployed in the Vietnam War. They were the first nuclear-propelled task unit ever to be used in a combat mission. Fighter jets and recon aircrafts were launched from the aircraft carriers near the Bien Hoa region in Vietnam.

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December 1st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

President Lyndon Johnson and his best advisors concur after some debate in two crucial meeting to a two-phased bombing plan in North Vietnam. The first phase would involve bombings by both air force and navy fighter jets to take out infiltration routes and facilities run by the communist forces. Phase II would be an extension of phase I into larger targets in North Vietnam.

1969

The first draft lottery program is held by the United States government since World War II in 1942. The service system selectively conducted two lotteries to establish the order of call for men between 1944 and 1950 into military service in the Vietnam War. Lottery numbers allocated in December 1969 were used in1970 for both physical examination and induction.

1971

Communist forces recommence their attacks on the Cambodian government posts forcing Cambodian troops to retreat from Kompong Thmar and Ba Ray located in the northeast of Phom Penh. Communist forces led by Khmer Rouge together with their North Vietnamese comrades had been locked in the ongoing war for Cambodia since 1970 battling Premier Lon Nol and his troops.

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