January 22nd – 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.

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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