Key Dates of the US Escalation in Vietnam

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1955
Bao Dai ousted by Diem.
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Nov 1963
Diem assassinated in a coup. President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas.
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Aug 1964
Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
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March 1965
Operation Rolling Thunder began.
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Nov 1965
Battle of la Drang - the first major battle fought by the US in Vietnam.
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Jan 1968
Tet Offensive launched.
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Feb 1968
In the US, the military draft extended to include some students.
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Diem assassinated in a coup. President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas.

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Nov 1963

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Gulf of Tonkin Incident.

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Operation Rolling Thunder began.

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Battle of la Drang - the first major battle fought by the US in Vietnam.

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