Monday, July 22, 2024

Today in
Vietnam War History

1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized a total of 44 U.S. battalions to be committed to South Vietnam.

1967 - Ambassador Maxwell Taylor and presidential adviser Clark Clifford began a tour of the Pacific region. They visited South Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

1968 - Nguyen Thanh Le, North Vietnamese spokesman at the Paris peace talks, condemned the Honolulu Conference.

1971 - The North Vietnamese announced that they viewed U.S. President Nixon's planned visit to China as an attempt to drive a wedge between Hanoi and Beijing.

Random Vietnam War Quote

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard Nixon, New York Times, March 28, 1985

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