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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.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara claims that the United States government had no plans of increasing its activities in Vietnam by deploying soldiers in an interview at a news conference. His response was short and clear, “wait and see.” Contrary to his words, more than five hundred thousand American soldiers were already deployed in Vietnam by 1969.
No United States fatalities are reported in Southeast Asia for the previous week, the first time in 5 years. The report is attributed to President Nixon’s Vietnamization process which involved shifting liability for the war gradual to the South Vietnam authority. The program commenced in 1969 accompanied by withdrawal of American soldiers. Even though casualties were down, American soldiers were still involved in some vital operations.
Communist forces launch an attack bombing an airport in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh leaving 25 people dead and 30 more wounded. At the same time, another unit, under communist leader Khmer Rouge a government-owned radio transmission center northwest of the city leaving about 19 citizens dead. Phnom Penh is left without any access to communication networks for hours.
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