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At the request of Ambassador Durbrow, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff responds by reversing MAAG policy and commanded that MAAG assist the ARVN to establish a better anti-guerrilla capability.
Terrorists detonated a car bomb near the American Embassy in Saigon killing 22 people, two were Americans.
After numerous weeks of Buddhist anti-government and propaganda filled anti-American demonstrations in northern cities Hue and Da Nang United States officials located in South Vietnam, including Ambassador Lodge and General Westmoreland, told the South Vietnamese government to take swift and harsh action to end this Uprising
A confidential U.S. Army order to intercept and confiscate anti-Vietnam War and other dissident propaganda which was being sent to U.S.A. soldiers in South Vietnam
A long anticipated offensive by NVA and the Viet Cong began. It was named the Nguyễn Huệ or Chiến dịch Xuân hè 1972 in Vietnamese and the Easter Offensive in English. 3 North Vietnamese army divisions (35,000+) moving with support from tanks and artillery crossed the DMZ and moved into from Laos to the west to attack a division of the South Vietnamese army. The North Vietnamese offensive had been expected, the invasion spread across the DMZ was a not, and the South Vietnamese army was not ready. Numerous small firebases were overtaken within hours.
The NVA objectives in launching what would be a three headed offensive were the seizure of Quang Tri in northern South Vietnam, Kontum of the Central Highlands, and An Loc to the southern end of the country.