November 2nd – 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

Senator Mike Mansfield who was formerly a firm supporter of President Diem loosens his stance towards the president after a review of Taylor’s report. He advised President Kennedy to be Keen while handling the American Soldiers issue in Vietnam. His views were that armed forces could not substitute social and political conditions that offered the best resistance to communism.

1967

President Johnson chairs a secret meeting with America’s renowned leaders referred to as the “wise men” for advice on how to handle the Vietnam War issues. They included Henry Lodge former ambassador to Vietnam, General Omar Bradley, Ambassador Harriman and secretary of state Dean Acheson. They all agreed that American people would be given optimistic news through the media.

1968

Operation Search Turn is launched in the Mekong Delta region. The first step of the Sea Lord Barrier campaign was the United States and Vietnam navies operation with an aim of capturing and controlling of canals and waterways in Kien Giang Province near Cambodia. The operation lasted for five days with canals between Ha Tien and Rach Gia also secured

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