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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.
South Vietnamese new leader, General Khanh reverses his earlier decision by Minh. Doing so gave a go-ahead to the assignment of more United States military and civilian aides to give a hand to the struggling South Vietnam forces. General Khanh also approved direct covert missions against North Vietnam by the United States under OPLAN 34.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens up an inquest into President Nixon’s administrations’ conduct during the Vietnam War. In the hearing, Senator Charles Goodell of New York stated that Nixon’s Vietnamization program which helped South Vietnam assume more responsibility for the war had become an outstanding public relations success. On the contrary, most of the other senators called for the termination of America’s commitment towards South Vietnam.
The communist Khmer Rouge takes control of the highway linking Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and Kompong Som, Cambodia’s only deep water port. The highway link was cut henceforth restricting movement of supplies from the port to Phnom Penh. The only remaining principal route for resupplying the capital now remained the Mekong River from Saigon.
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