January 31st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

The United States instigates the installation of a tactical air control system to consolidate and secure the South Vietnamese airspace against enemy North Vietnamese aerial attacks. More additional aircrafts are also furnished for combat and airlift missions to support and improve the mobility of the South Vietnamese troops and their supplies.

1968

The United States Embassy in Saigon is attacked by the Viet Cong fighters as part of the ongoing Tet offensive. 19 suicide squad Viet Cong fighters subjugated the Embassy and held it under siege for 6 hours till United States assault paratroopers landed on the Embassy roof by helicopter and subdued the Viet Cong fighters.

1972

Hanoi publishes a nine-point plan earlier submitted during the secret talks between Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho. This was after a communique was released accusing both President Richard and Henry Kissinger of promulgating contents of the secret talks unilaterally. The secret talks had been going on between Kissinger and Tho since August 1969.

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January 30th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

General Lionel C. McGarr, Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) applauds Ngo Dinh Diem, the South Vietnamese leader stating that Diem had done a remarkable job in his 5 years tenure as President of South Vietnam. General McGarr also went ahead and disputed the negative statements directed by the United States to Diem as mere insinuations and half-truths.

1968

Communist fighters instigate the TET offensive, the largest offensive involving coordinated attacks all over South Vietnam targeting South Vietnamese forces and the United States troops. The massive attacks shook the confidence of American citizens who had been led to believe by Johnson’s administration that the war would end soon. Many cities, towns, military bases and the American Embassy in Saigon were attacked in the offensive.

1971

The invasion of Laos by South Vietnamese forces in the initial phase of Lam Son 719 under Operation Dewey Canyon II commences. The operation was initiated with an aim of interdicting the Ho Chi Minh Trail, pushing forward to Tchepone in Laos and demolishing supply dumps for the North Vietnamese forces in the area.

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January 29th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1968

Special Forces Captain John J. McCarthy is convened in a Vietnam court for the murder of triple agent Inchin Lam of Cambodia. The murder charges against Captain McCarthy were later laid down after exculpatory evidence was presented and prosecutorial fraud taking place in the court laid bare to the jury. A $1.3 billion civil action is still pending in Washington D.C. Federal District Court.

1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson announces a tax increase and makes a request for $26.3 billion in the annual budget report to support the Vietnam War. The war was growing expensive in terms of lives and monetarily as days went by and the number of those who were supporting deployment of United States forces to Vietnam started diminishing.

1974

Despite signing of the cease-fire agreement on January 28th, 1973 in the Paris Peace Accords, fighting still continues in South Vietnam. Renewed attacks broke out as both sides fought to gain and control more territory in South Vietnam. 145,000 North Vietnamese forces were operating in South Vietnam territory by the time the cease-fire went into effect.

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January 28th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

President Kennedy holds a meeting for the first time with the national security team. He gave a green light to the counterinsurgency plan and approved the additional funding necessary for implementing the plan as requested by the Embassy in South Vietnam. General Edward Lansdale of the CIA had just returned from a Vietnam Visit and gave Kennedy a pessimistic report which influenced his decision

1973

The cease-fire agreed upon during signing of the Paris Peace accords goes into effect at 0800 hours Saigon time and midnight Greenwich Mean Time. By the time the cease-fire was taking effect, Saigon forces were already in control of about 75% of the South Vietnamese territory with about 85% of the total population. North Vietnamese forces in the South were estimated to about 145,000 men at that time. South Vietnamese forces continued receiving aid even after the cease-fire.

1975

President Gerald Ford requests for an additional $522 million worth of military aid from Congress to help South Vietnam and Cambodia. North Vietnam had about 289,000 troops with antiaircraft, tanks and heavy artillery weapons in South Vietnam at that time. Gerald’s request was however unheeded by a hostile Congress, both countries were overrun by the communists eventually.

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January 27th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara forwards a Joint Chiefs of Staff memo to President Kennedy urging United States troops to be deployed into Vietnam. In the memo, they asserted that failure or delay to deploy the troops would make the task more difficult to handle than it was. Doing so would also stop the war from escalating than it had already done.

1965

The Armed Forces Council led by Nguyen Khanh overthrow Tran Van Huong civilian government in a bloodless coup replacing Houng with Nguyen Xuan Oanh. McGeorge Bundy the director of the National Security Council and State Secretary Robert McNamara wrote a memorandum in response to the coup to President Johnson asking him to either negotiate or use military force to deal with the insurgency.

1973

Both the United States officials and their North Vietnamese counterparts sign the Paris Peace Accords eventually ceasing officially the participation of the United States in the most uncherished foreign war. Nevertheless, the accord was not effective in healing or resolving the turmoil and domestic division that the United States had brought by involving itself in the Vietnam Cold War battleground.

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January 26th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1970

United States’ Navy Lieutenant Everett Alvarez Jr. marks his 2,000th day spent in captivity. Lieutenant Alvarez was taken into custody on August 5th, 1964 after being shot down while flying over Hon Gai during the retaliation bombings carried by the United States against North Vietnamese forces after they had disputably attacked United States destroyers in the Tonkin Gulf. Alvarez became the longest detained prisoner of war in the American history.

1972

Radio Hanoi broadcasts that the North Vietnam regime had turned down the latest peace proposal offered by the United States. Henry Kissinger condemned and criticized the nine-point counter-proposal submitted by Hanoi instead. The proposal required total a withdrawal of United States forces, equipment, aid and arms which were already in possession of the South Vietnamese military. Such a step would lead to the collapse of the Saigon regime as asserted by Kissinger.

1975

The final supply cavalcade makes it to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital through the Mekong River. It was the last ground convoy into Phnom Penh after which communist Khmer Rouge and his insurgents surrounded and sieged the capital effectively hence isolating it from any outside help. The only way Phnom Pehn could be resupplied was by air.

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January 25th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1969

The first formal fully attended Paris peace meeting is held. Chief negotiator, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge urges the reestablishment of a genuine demilitarized zone, withdrawing of all external military forces mutually and setting free all prisoners of war. Both heads of the National Liberation Front and the North Vietnamese delegation turned down Lodge’s proposal and denounced American aggression.

1972

President Nixon divulges to the public that the United States National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger had convened 12 secret peace meetings with Le Duc Tho from Hanoi betwixt August 4th, 1969 and August 16th, 1971 after facing criticism about his administration’s effortless steps towards bringing an end to the war. Nixon went further ahead and released an eight-point proposal text which had been privately presented to Hanoi officials.

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January 24th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1966

Operation Masher, also referred to as White Wing or Thang Phong II, the biggest search and destroy operation to date is launched by the United States 1st Cavalry Division assisted by Korean and South Vietnamese forces. It was set in motion with an aim of driving the North Vietnamese fighters out of Binh Dinh province in the located in the central lowlands across the coast. 2,389 enemy casualties were reported by the time the operation concluded.

1966

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara writes a memorandum to President Johnson requesting the number of United States troops to be increased to about 400,000 soldiers before the year ends. Nonetheless, McNamara cautioned that the deployments and bombings were not a guarantee OF military success. This came to pass as the war raged on even after the deployment of more than 500,000 troops.

1973

Henry Kissinger the United States National Security Adviser reports that he is expecting a truce from Laos and Cambodia. The Paris peace agreement which had already been initialed on the previous day January 23rd would extend to Laos and Cambodia which were battling communists Pathet Lao and Khmer Rouge respectively together with the North Vietnamese fighters.

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January 23rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1968

The Battle of Ban Houei Sane is instigated. It commenced on the night of January 23rd, 1968 after fighters from the 24th regiment of the People’s Army of Vietnam ambushed and managed to overrun a small outpost controlled by the Laotian Army situated at Ban Houei Sane. The encounter extended through the whole night till the next day when the fighters were repelled.

1973

President Nixon reports that National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Hanoi’s top diplomat Le Du Tho have both agreed upon a peace agreement in Paris which would bring the war in Vietnam to an end with honor. The accords required the formation of a National Council of Reconciliation and Concord involving representatives from both Saigon and the National Liberation Front in charge of negotiations and organizing elections for a new regime.

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January 22nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

After foreseeing a larger and long-time commitment of the United States in the Vietnam crisis, the Joint Chiefs of Staff notify Defense Secretary Robert McNamara of their support in executing covert operations against North Vietnam. One of the covert operations was operation Oplan 34A, an intelligence gathering and sabotage operation conducted by South Vietnamese forces helped by the United States which was already underway.

1968

Operation Jeb Stuart and Operation Pershing II are launched by the 1st Cavalry Division and other 1st Cavalry units respectively. Operation Jeb Stuart was a massive reinforcement operation for the marines operating in Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces. Pershing II, on the other hand, was launched in the coastal lowlands of Binh Dinh province with an aim of clearing enemy forces in the region.

1968

Installation of an electronic surveillance and reconnaissance system under Operation Igloo White by the United States commences. It was a covert operation undertaken by the 53rd Reconnaissance wing flying modified EC-121R and OP-2E Neptune aircrafts equipped with all state of the art computers, electronic sensors and communication relays for automatic intelligence gathering.

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