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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
President Johnson receives a memorandum from the then secretary of defense Robert McNamara detailing reports about the communist population in Vietnam. McNamara estimated South Vietnam’s total communist population having increased to a total of about 230,000 soldiers. They included 71,000 of the National Liberation Front, 110,000 guerillas, 40,000 political cadre and 20,000 Northern Vietnam troops.
A large number of casualties is sustained in one of the heaviest fighting ever seen in the Central Highland area by both sides of the war around Dak To. The 1000 United States soldiers in the region received reinforcements of 3,500 more troops from the 4th division 173rd Air-borne brigade. The communists consisted of 4 regiments of 6000 troops.
In a televised speech, President Nixon expounds on his Nixon doctrine. He explained that from then on, the United States expected her ally countries from Asia to take up the responsibility of their defenses. It was the beginning of the Vietnamization process of the Viet War. He urged that peace could be pursued through a partnership with American allies.
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