November 20th – 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.


A meeting is held between Secretary McNamara, civilian and military leaders in Hawaii. An assessment of the Vietnam War reveals more setback as compared to the last Hawaiian meetings. OPLAN 63 is also discussed the meeting and given a green light to proceed even after being rejected by CIA director William Colby. Secretary McNamara directs the CIA to assist the military in organizing large covert operation in North Vietnam.


For the first time, 3 regiments (full units) under the North Vietnam armed forces are sent out to reinforce the Viet Cong in fighting the South Vietnam regime. They depart from Northern Vietnam forging ahead to the south through the Ho Chi Minh trail. Other North Vietnam troops are believed to have left for the south earlier on in October.


Henry Kissinger returns to Paris for a meeting with North Vietnam negotiator Le Duc Tho who had term Kissinger as a deceptive person. Both North and South Vietnam officials are adamant when it comes to signing the peace agreement. The South demanded changes while the North wanted it signed as agreed by the United States excluding objections raised by President Thieu.

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