the vietnam war what happened and the DATES!

all the important dates that happened in the Vietnam war

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1960


the vietcong are formed

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1961

vice president LBJ tours around vietnam

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1963

President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas

budhists start setting themselves on fire in a protest against SV government

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1964

The gulf of Tonkin incident

congress authorises president johnson to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the united states and to prevent future aggression. The US war wages total war agint vietnam

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1965

over 200,000 troops are sent to vietnam

bombing raids on NV commence under the code name 'operation rolling thunder'

continue for 3 years

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1966

American B-52 heavy bombers strike NV

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1967

The us secetary of defense robert McNamara admits that the US bombing raid have failed to meet their objectives

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1968

THE TET OFFENSIVE

MY LAI MASSACRE

peace talks itake place in paris between the north vienamese and the USA president johnson decides not to seek re-elecion and nixon is elected

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1969

News coverage of the mai lai massacre is published, shocked the american public and leads to many anti - war demonstrations

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1970

President Nixon extends the war to cambodia in order to prevent the VC from using cambodia as a base to strike US forces

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1972

pressure on nixon to end the war and us involvment.

us apply pressure on NV to make an agreement by heavy bombing of major cities such as Hanoi

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1973

ceasfire agreed in Paris

us conscription ends

all remaining troops leave vietnam

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1974

major north vietnamese offensive against south vietnam

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1975

the SV capital saigon falls to the communists

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Comments

alex

The bombing in 1972 was 'Operation Linebacker'

Nearly Einstein

A bit brief!!!

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