December 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.


Senator Mike Mansfield writes a memo to President Lyndon Johnson explaining the need for a neutral Vietnam to be agreed upon. Senator Mansfield was considered an expert for the Congress when it came to matters concerning the Southeast Asia due to his diverse experience. In his memo, he disputed Johnson’s advisors who thought the war could be won with a limited expenditure of American resources and lives.


Viet Cong forces successful capture district headquarters of An Lao and the surrounding areas 300 miles on the northeast of Saigon. South Vietnamese soldiers managed to regain control of the region after reinforcement troops were air-lifted by United States helicopters to the region. Two United States advisors are killed in action while the South Vietnamese forces suffered 300 casualties in the course of the action.


Secretary of Defense writes a memo to President Lyndon Johnson highlighting the need to augment the United States Troops strength to avoid losing the war to communist forces from the North. McNamara also noted that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces believed the war would last longer than expected, and using time as their ally, the allied forces would eventually give in.


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