December 14th – 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

President John Kennedy official announces the United States commitment to increase military and economic aid to South Vietnam in a public letter exchange with President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. Kennedy was concerned with the latest advances made by the communist insurgency in South Vietnam territory. The military aid would involve intensive training of local defense troops by United States military advisors.

1963

A United States military spokesman announces that the continued communist guerilla assaults on South Vietnamese hamlets, patrols, and outposts in November winded up with 2,800 Saigon government casualties while the Viet Cong suffered a loss of 2,900 fighters. The Viet Cong also managed to get away with enough ammunition to arm about five 300-personel battalions.

1964

Operation Barrel Roll commences after being approved by President Lyndon Johnson on 1st December. It was the first phase of the bombing ploy involving United States bombers launching offensives against communist targets in northern Laos. The operation was a response towards Pathet Lao, a communist guerrilla group battling to overthrow the legitimate Royal Lao government.

 

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