November 10th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara claims that the United States government had no plans of increasing its activities in Vietnam by deploying soldiers in an interview at a news conference. His response was short and clear, “wait and see.” Contrary to his words, more than five hundred thousand American soldiers were already deployed in Vietnam by 1969.

1970

No United States fatalities are reported in Southeast Asia for the previous week, the first time in 5 years. The report is attributed to President Nixon’s Vietnamization process which involved shifting liability for the war gradual to the South Vietnam authority. The program commenced in 1969 accompanied by withdrawal of American soldiers. Even though casualties were down, American soldiers were still involved in some vital operations.

1971

Communist forces launch an attack bombing an airport in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh leaving 25 people dead and 30 more wounded. At the same time, another unit, under communist leader Khmer Rouge a government-owned radio transmission center northwest of the city leaving about 19 citizens dead. Phnom Penh is left without any access to communication networks for hours.

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November 9th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1959

The United States Military Assistance Advisory group in Saigon reports that South Vietnam troops were conducting military operations against Viet Cong guerrillas and dissidents. Effective operations against the militia groups brought about release of most of the Vietnamese military units from pacification missions. Military training and assistance from the United States developed an army of 150,000 South Vietnamese soldiers to repel invasions from the North.

1970

6 out of 9 justices decline to hear a court case brought forward by the state of Massachusetts concerning the constitutional legality of the Vietnam War. The challenge brought forth by Massachusetts residents claimed that under the protection of a state law, they were constitutionally right to refuse military service in the undeclared Vietnam War.

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November 8th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1960

South Vietnam charges North Vietnam soldiers for aggression for the first time since the start of the Vietnam War. This was triggered by the capture of South Vietnam soldiers and civil guard posts located in the central highlands by the Viet Cong. Diem government officials claimed that North Vietnam soldiers mounted the attack after infiltrating South Vietnam through Laos. The lost posts are later retaken by the ARVN.

1965

Over 1,200 troops of the Viet Cong ambush the 173rd Airborne brigade which was conducting Operation Hump. The 1st battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment is involved in the first encounter with the Viet Cong after uncovering a Viet Cong bunker system built in the Gang Toi hills. One Republic of Korea army division completes a landing in South Korea to participate in the ongoing war while the 1st infantry division moved inland to protect highway 19.

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November 7th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

The number of communist forces operating in South Vietnam is reportedly thirty thousand full time and professional North and South Vietnamese soldiers as per the latest intelligence received by the United States. Initially, the war was thought to be an inside insurgent opposing the Saigon government but was discredited by the involvement of North Vietnamese military forces.

1972

President Nixon is re-elected president after defeating his rival senator George McGovern of South Dakota. He was aided by the prospect of a peace agreement being signed at the ongoing Paris negotiations and his peace with honor notion about the Vietnam War which had already become a burden to the American citizens. Senator McGovern was perceived by many as an extremist according to his comments about the South Asian war.

1973

President Nixon’s veto over the War Power act is overruled by the Congress limiting the head of state’s power to wage a war without receiving a go-ahead from Congress. It required the president to inform Congress of any military activities in any hostile area within 48 hours of military action. The decision was triggered by the aggressive actions of President Lyndon and Richard in the Vietnam crisis.

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November 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

After the coup that saw President Ngo Dinh Diem murdered, General Duong Van, leader of the revolutionary military committee of disputant generals in charge of the coup becomes president of South Vietnam. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge cables President Kennedy stating that they could neither halt, influence nor put the coup under control once it started. He was also certain that the coup grew on grounds laid out by the United States.

1970

South Vietnamese troops launch an offensive war into Southeast Cambodia covering about a 100-mile front. Their objective was to clean out all the border sanctuaries and preventing North Vietnamese troops from using Cambodia to get to South Vietnam. Little was achieved since few sanctuaries were destroyed and 41 enemy soldiers killed in action.

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November 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Operation Hump is launched by the 173rd airborne brigade with a prime objective of searching and destroying of any communist facilities and infrastructure. The Royal Australian regiment was deployed south of the Dong Nai River while the 503rd infantry used a helicopter for assault on the northwestern side of Dong Nai and Song Be Rivers.

1968

Hopeless to find a solution out of the Vietnam War quagmire, President Nixon was voted in as president in a highly contested election defeating Vice President Hubert Humphrey by less than 500,000 votes. President Nixon went ahead and promised the already desperate American people a quick solution to the Vietnam crisis which would be peaceful and honorable.

1970

The United States Assistant Command responsible for operations in Vietnam reports a huge drop in the number of weekly death tolls in the last five years. Even though the number of dead American soldiers had dropped, 431 soldiers were injured during the reported time span. Most injuries were as a result of landmines, enemy snipers, booby traps and mortar fire. The drop was also attributed to the Vietnamization process and withdrawal of American soldiers.

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November 4th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

George Ball of the state department warns secretary of defense Robert McNamara and General Taylor that addition of the planned 8,000 soldiers of the United States or even more into Vietnam might escalate the situation making it even worse than the Korean War. George Ball thoughts were seconded by Averell Harriman, John Kenneth Galbraith and Chester Bowles of the state department.

1969

The South Vietnam Infantry together with reinforcements from the United States fighters, bombers and artillery engage in the biggest clash in 4 months with North Vietnam soldiers near Duc Lop for about 10 continuous hours. 80 of the communist troops were killed in action while 24 South Vietnamese soldiers killed and 38 injured.

1970

An airbase in the Mekong Delta region is handed over by the United States to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) in accordance with the Vietnamization Program. It was a step set by President Nixon to upgrade the fighting capabilities of the South Vietnam armed forces for them to be able to assume more responsibility for the ongoing war. New equipment, weapons, and more advisory efforts were also included in the program.

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November 3rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

President Johnson receives a memorandum from the then secretary of defense Robert McNamara detailing reports about the communist population in Vietnam. McNamara estimated South Vietnam’s total communist population having increased to a total of about 230,000 soldiers. They included 71,000 of the National Liberation Front, 110,000 guerillas, 40,000 political cadre and 20,000 Northern Vietnam troops.

1967

A large number of casualties is sustained in one of the heaviest fighting ever seen in the Central Highland area by both sides of the war around Dak To. The 1000 United States soldiers in the region received reinforcements of 3,500 more troops from the 4th division 173rd Air-borne brigade. The communists consisted of 4 regiments of 6000 troops.

1969

In a televised speech, President Nixon expounds on his Nixon doctrine. He explained that from then on, the United States expected her ally countries from Asia to take up the responsibility of their defenses. It was the beginning of the Vietnamization process of the Viet War. He urged that peace could be pursued through a partnership with American allies.

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November 2nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

Senator Mike Mansfield who was formerly a firm supporter of President Diem loosens his stance towards the president after a review of Taylor’s report. He advised President Kennedy to be Keen while handling the American Soldiers issue in Vietnam. His views were that armed forces could not substitute social and political conditions that offered the best resistance to communism.

1967

President Johnson chairs a secret meeting with America’s renowned leaders referred to as the “wise men” for advice on how to handle the Vietnam War issues. They included Henry Lodge former ambassador to Vietnam, General Omar Bradley, Ambassador Harriman and secretary of state Dean Acheson. They all agreed that American people would be given optimistic news through the media.

1968

Operation Search Turn is launched in the Mekong Delta region. The first step of the Sea Lord Barrier campaign was the United States and Vietnam navies operation with an aim of capturing and controlling of canals and waterways in Kien Giang Province near Cambodia. The operation lasted for five days with canals between Ha Tien and Rach Gia also secured

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November 1st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

General Maxwell Taylor writes to President Kennedy while in the Phillippines encouraging the commitment of the United States military task force in Vietnam and advocates for the two parties to work together. He notes that the United States is a major and determining factor in combating the Viet Cong and resultant flooding from the monsoon rain.

1964

Bien Hoa airport located near Saigon is attacked by the National Liberation Front. The attack involved shelling of the airport with mortars which were very effective as a total of 27 aircrafts were destroyed. A Skyraider also crashed will on take-off killing 4 Marines, 2 Vietnamese and leaving 19 other people with serious injuries.

1968

Operation Rolling Thunder comes to a halt after being conducted for three and a half years. The operation had cost the United States more than 900 aircrafts, 818 pilots either missing or dead and hundreds more in captivity. About 120 Vietnamese People’s Air-force aircrafts destroyed in combat with the enemy and friendly fires. Nearly 182,000 Vietnam citizens killed and 20,000 Chinese support personnel injured.

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