December 22nd – 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.


The Soviet Union state officials criticize China for supporting policies set by the United States in Vietnam. China which had initially taken a tough line towards the peace talks between Washington and Hanoi softened its stance by agreeing to a North Vietnamese peace plan that would end the war. The accusations showcased the growing division between the two communist nations. President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 intensified the Soviet’s suspicions.


Washington officials announce that the ongoing North Vietnam bombings would continue till North Vietnam negotiators agree to resume the Paris Peace talks in a goodwill and constructive attitude. This was after North Vietnamese delegates walked out of the Paris Peace talks and declined to resume the talks after a 72-hour ultimatum. President Nixon ordered the bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong to force them back to the negotiating table.

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