December 4th – 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.

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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