January 30th – 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

General Lionel C. McGarr, Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) applauds Ngo Dinh Diem, the South Vietnamese leader stating that Diem had done a remarkable job in his 5 years tenure as President of South Vietnam. General McGarr also went ahead and disputed the negative statements directed by the United States to Diem as mere insinuations and half-truths.

1968

Communist fighters instigate the TET offensive, the largest offensive involving coordinated attacks all over South Vietnam targeting South Vietnamese forces and the United States troops. The massive attacks shook the confidence of American citizens who had been led to believe by Johnson’s administration that the war would end soon. Many cities, towns, military bases and the American Embassy in Saigon were attacked in the offensive.

1971

The invasion of Laos by South Vietnamese forces in the initial phase of Lam Son 719 under Operation Dewey Canyon II commences. The operation was initiated with an aim of interdicting the Ho Chi Minh Trail, pushing forward to Tchepone in Laos and demolishing supply dumps for the North Vietnamese forces in the area.

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