November 7th – 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.

1964

The number of communist forces operating in South Vietnam is reportedly thirty thousand full time and professional North and South Vietnamese soldiers as per the latest intelligence received by the United States. Initially, the war was thought to be an inside insurgent opposing the Saigon government but was discredited by the involvement of North Vietnamese military forces.

1972

President Nixon is re-elected president after defeating his rival senator George McGovern of South Dakota. He was aided by the prospect of a peace agreement being signed at the ongoing Paris negotiations and his peace with honor notion about the Vietnam War which had already become a burden to the American citizens. Senator McGovern was perceived by many as an extremist according to his comments about the South Asian war.

1973

President Nixon’s veto over the War Power act is overruled by the Congress limiting the head of state’s power to wage a war without receiving a go-ahead from Congress. It required the president to inform Congress of any military activities in any hostile area within 48 hours of military action. The decision was triggered by the aggressive actions of President Lyndon and Richard in the Vietnam crisis.

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