July 21st – 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

The New Zealand military were deployed to Vietnam

With Sec of Def McNamara returning from a visit to Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson starts an arrangement of gatherings with civilian and military consultants on Vietnam. He additionally met with private nationals that he trusted amid this period. Johnson seemed, by all accounts, to be thinking about every one of the choices with a receptive outlook, however plainly he was inclining toward giving more battle troops to reinforce the wavering South Vietnamese government. Johnson was confronted with a quickly falling apart circumstance in Vietnam. The Viet Cong had expanded the level of battle and there were signs that Hanoi was sending troops to battle in South Vietnam. It was clear that the South Vietnamese were in threat of being overpowered.

1973

The Communist Party in N Vietnam said the acceleration of political movement and military activity in South Vietnam was the best option moving forward “because of Saigon’s glaring infringement of the cease fire truce.”

1972

The US State Dept slams Jane Fonda for participating in anti-war broadcaster over Hanoi city radio stations. One of the words used to describe the broadcasts was calling them “distressing.”

 

 

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