November 13th – 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.


An article published in the New York Times Magazine states that South Vietnam President, Ngo Dinh Diem, was between two fires. The communist insurgency in the rural areas and rebellion among the majority of South Vietnam government officials including most military generals advocating for reforms due to the authoritative nature of president Diems leadership.


Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, General William Westmoreland, and the head of civil operations, Robert Komer brief President Johnson on the Situation in Vietnam. They depicted a buoyant picture about the war which misleads President Johnson to announce on the media that they were inflicting more losses than they were taking, a statement that he would later come to regret.

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