January 29th – 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.

1968

Special Forces Captain John J. McCarthy is convened in a Vietnam court for the murder of triple agent Inchin Lam of Cambodia. The murder charges against Captain McCarthy were later laid down after exculpatory evidence was presented and prosecutorial fraud taking place in the court laid bare to the jury. A $1.3 billion civil action is still pending in Washington D.C. Federal District Court.

1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson announces a tax increase and makes a request for $26.3 billion in the annual budget report to support the Vietnam War. The war was growing expensive in terms of lives and monetarily as days went by and the number of those who were supporting deployment of United States forces to Vietnam started diminishing.

1974

Despite signing of the cease-fire agreement on January 28th, 1973 in the Paris Peace Accords, fighting still continues in South Vietnam. Renewed attacks broke out as both sides fought to gain and control more territory in South Vietnam. 145,000 North Vietnamese forces were operating in South Vietnam territory by the time the cease-fire went into effect.

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