December 8th – 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.

1965

Operation Tiger Hound is launched to capture Ho Chi Minh trail in the lower regions of Laotian panhandle. It was one of the heaviest raids of the Vietnam War in which 150 United States Navy and Air Force planes were involved in the raid. The main aim of the operation was to block infiltration of North Vietnamese forces through the trail into South Vietnam territory. The operation lasted till 1968.

1966

The International Red Cross makes a press statement in Geneva stating that President Johnson’s proposal to end the prisoners of war crisis had been rejected by North Vietnam. Johnson’s proposal required fair treatment of prisoners and a possible exchange program for prisoners of war held captive by both parties. The matter was not resolved until 1973 when the Paris Peace Accord was signed.

1969

President Richard Nixon announces at a news conference that the Vietnam War is being wrapped up after a more effective plan had been agreed upon. The plan was a Vietnamization program in which the South Vietnamese forces would be trained and equipped to enable them to take more responsibility in the ongoing war. President Nixon also pointed out in his speech that about 60,000 United States troops had already been withdrawn from the region.

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