Saturday, December 2, 2023

Today in
Vietnam War History

1962 - Senate Mike Mansfield became the first U.S. official to refuse to make an optimistic public comment on the progress of the war. His position had changed after his recent return from a trip to Vietnam.

1963 - South Vietnamese leaders ordered a temporary halt to the strategic hamlet program. The program was completely abandoned in 1964.

1971 - The North Vietnamese overran Cambodian forces trying to protect Route 6.

Random Vietnam War Quote

If the communists are willing to lay down their weapons, abandon the communist ideology, and abandon atrocities, they could participate in elections.
- South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, May 30, 1969

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