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IV.C Evolution oflhe War f26 Vols.) 

Direct Action: The Johnson Commitments, 1964-1968 

(16 Vols.) 

10. Stalistical Survey of the War. North and South: 

1965 ~ 1967 



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UNITED STATES - VIETNAM RELATIONS 

1945 - 1967 




VIETNAM TASK FORCE 



OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 



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IV. C. 10, 

STATISTICAL SURVEY OF THE WAR 

1965 -- 1967 



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Build-up of U.S. Infantry-type Battalions 
Build-up of NVA infi trated Battalions 


13. 


U.S. KIA per U.S. Infantry-type 
Battalion in SVN 


3. 


Ratio of U.S„ Infantry-type to NVA 
infiltrated Batta ions 


14. 
15. 


U.S KIA per NVA Battalion 
U.S. KIA per VC/NVA Battalion 


4 


Numt)erof VC Main/Local Force Battalions 


16. 


Buiid-up of Viet Cong Guerrilla Forces 


5. 


Total VC/NVA Batta ions 


17„ 


Build-up of VC Main/Loca Forces 


6. 


U.S. Land Operations 


18. 


Total Viet Cong Forces 


7. 


Enemy KIA 


19. 


Total U.S. Military Personnel in SVN 


8, 


U.S. KIA 


20. 


Viet Cong initiated incidents 


9. 


Ratio: Enemy KIA per U.S. KIA 


21. 


U. S. Air Sorties in North Vietnam 


10. 


Enemy KIA per U. S Land Operation 


22. 


U. S. Air Sorties In South Vietnam 


11. 


U.S. KIA per U.S. Land Operation 


23, 


U.S. Air Sorties 


12. 


Enemy KIA per U. S. Infantry-type 
Battalion in SVN 







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^Buddhists demonstrate 

A Premier Huong ousted 
I 



4Lodge replaces Taylor 

A U.S. Isl Div lands in SVN 
I 



JTel truce begins I 

iU.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



4 U.S. issues White Paper ^SecDef Conference in Saigon ^Honolulu confecence 



•U.S. dependents 



. NVA 101st Regiment 
■ confirmed in SVN 



* evacuated 

AU.S. air strikes on NVfsl i SecDel arrives in VN 

I I V I 

AQuat named new premier A First U.S. plane hit by SAM 

I I ' * 

tr- ' , „, . I .Elements of lUl Abn arrive 

General Khanh resigns A oT/hi i i 

I " I ■ in SVN I 

1600 ROK's arrive in SVN 1 SecDef Honolulu Conference 

I I I I 

A U.S. White Paper ^Republican "White Paper" 

, First lularines Battalion iMontagnards reaffirm GVN 



lands 31 Da Nang 
iU.S. acft. hit n'vn radar site 



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4R0K troops arrive SVN 

APlei Me Battle 
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VC bomb U.S. Embassy 

U.S. announces troop bui!d-up ^U.S. strength is 148.000 

. SecDef Conference at i . _ .. I 

■ Honolulu I 



^Pacifist suicides in U. 



iV-P Humphrey visits ^VN 

' I 

4 U.S. cites legality under SEATO 

I I 

iU.S. strength at 213.000 

i Buddhists protest Thi's removal 

J ' 

JjtO.OOO Buddhists demonstrate 

AKy quells Da Nang Buddhists 
4B-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 

1 VC mortat Tan Son Nhut 

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^NVN fi^lG's join fight 

uddhist strife renewed 
^ Operation El Paso H 



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t2-day truce 

A Operation Cedar Falls 
^Tet truce begins 
A Tet truce ends 



A NVN bombing resumes 

. ' ' 

^Operation Junction City 

lU.S, planes bit NVN 
■ Steel works I 

ABunlcer to replace Lodge 



A NVA Shells 
Con Thien 
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•Ashmore-Soggs 

accusations on 
peace feelers 

^U.S, to build 
anti-missile 
defense 

iJDRV rejects 
Goldberg's 
peace plan 



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VN adopts constitution 



ijohnson meets Ky at Guam 

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iNVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

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APeace marches in U.S. 



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U.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 



^^^Th%i!"^'"'^ relations ^S^NVAJlegiments confirmed ^}^^^ ,^^^p^ ^J^^ gg,,,^^, guddh-sts 

i 173d Abii Bde arrives in SVN A la Drang Valley Battle 

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4-r . . ^ .. - □ .- aJ^i^ ^a 1 35,000 pacifists march on 

Two U.S. IWarine Bns deployed A 7 , 

I I White House | 

AArmed Forces Council dissolved ASecOef conference in Saigon 



Ave attack Song Be 
AU.S. halts NVN bomb.'ng 
Au.S. resumes NVN bombing 
A U.S. resumes NVN air raids 



i U.S. AF strikes major 
■ industry in NVN 

Ac'hrlstmas cease'fire 
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AU.S. begins 37 days suspension 
of air raids I 



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iChristman truce 

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Au.S. strength in VN is 50,000 ^5th Inf Div arnve.s^-ffvN 

ADong Xoai battle 
^ Quat resigns 
AB-52's bomb Sypi ' 

4 Marshal Kv forms new government 

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ASVN el»<t1ons held 

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^Operation Attleboro 

ASecOef visits Saigon 
AOperation Paul Revere 
^Manila Conference opens 
AOperation Thayer H 
APresidenl Johnson visits SVN 



Hanoi-Moscow 
sign aid pact 

A 

Anti-war marcfi 
on Pentagon 



lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
" power plants 
4COIHUS IWACV addresses 
Congress I 

ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 



U.S. reveals 
USSR "FOBS" 



AMarines captureHill 8^1 
iUS-ARVN forcq,^.srte<^DM2 
AThieu announces candidacy 



Au.S. planes bomb targets in Hano 



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AFuII scale Israeli-Arab war 

Au.S. jels attack Kep 
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1U.5. apologizes for damage 
to Russian ship 

k Ky withdraws candidacy 

% VC attacks on Con Thien 

ASecDef visits SVN 

AC I ifford-Tay lor mission 
returnsj 
^Congress debate 

Tonkin cnsis 
^2 U.S' jets downed 
over China 
ASVrj elects Thieu 
as President 

A DM2 ""barrier 
plan" announcec 



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ATet truce begms 

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iU.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



i U.S. issues White Paper MSecDel Conference in Saigon AHonol-lu conference 



•U.S. dependents 



. NVA lOlSt Regiment 
■ confirmed in SVN 



evacuated 
iU S air'sir.kes on NVri ^ SecOel arrives in VN 

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AOuat named new premier i First U.S. plane hit by SAM 

I ^ I .Elements of 1U1 Abn arrive 

^General Khanh resigns A ^^ ^^f^ | ■ 

1600 ROK-s arrive in SVN ^ SecDef Honolulu Conference 
i U.S.'wn.le Paper | 4R6publ.can -'While Paper- 

Fi'rst Marines Battalion .Montagnards reaffirm GVN 

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i U.S. acft. hit NVN radar site 

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|vC bomb U.S. Embassy 



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loyalty i 

JjROK troops arrive SVN 



iPlel Ue Battle 



U.S. announces troop build-up ^U.S. strength is 148.000 



.SecDel Conference at 
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AA^aciFist suicides In U.S. 



AV-P Humphrey visits SVN 

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lU.S. cites legality under SEATO 

* I I 

AU.S. strength at 213,000 

ABuddhistS protest Thi's removal 

I I 

ilO.OOO Buddhists demonstrate 

■ I I 

iKy quells Da Nang Buddhists 

iB-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 

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A VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 

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^NVN fUllG's join fight 

AiBuddhist strife renewed 
A Operation £1 Paso U 



2-day truce 1 

AOperation Cedar Falls 
^Tet truce begins 
^Tet iiuce ends 

4 NVN bombing resumes 

I I 

^Operation Junction City 

iU.'s. planes hit NVN 
• steel works 1 

iBunker to replace Lodge 



1 NVA shells 
Con Thien 

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AAshmore-Boggs 

accusations on 
peace feelers 

A U.S. to build 
anti-missile 
defense 

DRV rejects 
Goldberq"s 
peace plan 



adopts constitution 
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|U.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

Ab-52's bomb DfuIZ 
AB-52-S use Thai airbase 



iCambodia breaks relations i5 NVA flegiments confirmed ^ARVN troops move against Buddhists 

* with U.S. I ■ in SVN I I 

A 173d Abn Bde arrives in SVN ^ la Drang Valtey Battle 

I ' J .35,000 pacifists march on 

i Two U.S. Marine Bns deployed A ^^.^^ ^^^^^ j 

AArmed Forces Council dissolved A SecOef conference m Saigon 

I „ I . U.S. AF strikes major 

Ave attack Song Be A ,ndustry in NVN 

AU.S. hilts NVN bombing A^^jhristmas ceasefire ^^ 

1 I .U.S. begins 37 days >n**pension 

Au.S. resumes NVN bombing A ol air raids I ,••' 

AU.S. rlsumes NVN air raids AJ^fi'istman tryrf 

Au.S. strength in VN" is 50.000 A25th InJ.O'iv arrives in SVN 



ASVN ai 

AJohnson meets Ky at Guam 

i NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

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APeace marches m U.S. 

•U.S. planes hit Haiptiong 
■ power plants 
iCOMUS fWACV addresses 
* Congress 



IHanoi-M 
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i-lilOSCOW 

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Anii-war march 
on Pentagon 

U.S. reveals 
USSR "FOBS" 



ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 



A Marines capture Hill 8 



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ADong Xoai battle 

A Quat resigns 

AB-52'S bomb SV^ 
I 



.^U^-SJiength at 306,000, 

ASvN elections field 

I I 

AOperation Attleboro 



AUS-ARVN forces enter DMZ 
AThieu announces candjdftCV- 



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UtS. strength in SVN is 184.000 



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ASecDef visits Saigon 

• I 

AOperation Paul Revere 

Aliflanila Conference opens 

I 

AOperation Thayer II 



AFuII scale Israeli-Arab war 

I I 

Au.S. jets attack Kep 
I I 

AU.S. apologiies for damage 
" to Russian ship 
iKy wiiftdraws candidacy 



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Au.S- planes bomb targets in Hanoi 



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ASecDef visits SVN 

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ACongress debate 
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A2 U.S' jets downed 
over China 
ASVf^ elects Thieu 
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A OMl ■'barrier 

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iTet truce begins 
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iU.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



•U.S- dependents 



. NVA lOlst Regiment 
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evacuated 
4U.S. air'strikes on NVN i SecDef arrives in VN 

lOuat nlmed new premier A First U.S.^plane hit by SAM 

I ^ ^ .1 .Elements of lUI Abn arrive 

4 General Khanh resigns 4 ^^ gy^ | 

A600 ROK-s arrive in SVN ^SecDef Honolulu Conference 

i U.S.'white Paper ] iRepubUcan -White Paper*- 



iV-P Humphrey visits SVN 

i U.S. cites legality under SEATO 

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AU.S. strength at 213,000 

i Buddhists protest Thi's removal 

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■ 10,000 Buddhists demonstrate 

I 1 

iKy quells Da Nang Buddhists 



Firs' Marines Battalion 



iMontagnards reaffirm GVN 



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lands at Da Nang 
A U.S. acft. hit NVN radar site 

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|VC bomb U.S. Embassy 



2-dav truce 1 

AOperation Cedar Falls 
^Tet truce begins 
ATet truce ends 

N bombing resumes 



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A NVA shells 
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loyalty 
AROK troops arrive SVN 

APlei Me Battle 

U.S. announces troop build-u'p ^U.S. strength is 148,000 

.SecDet Conference at I lApacifist suicides in U.fe. 

■ Honolulu I ■" I , ' ^ 

^Cambodia breaks relations A^.JI'^CNf^""^"'^ confirmed 

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ANVN MIG's join fight 

AABuddhist strife renewed 
4 Operation El Paso E 



AOperation Junction City 

lU.'s. planes hit NVN 
■ steel works I 

ABunker to replace Lodge 
ASVN adopts constitution 
^Johnson meets Ky at Guam 
4NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

APeace marches in U.S. 
iU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
■ power plants 
iCOMUS mAcv addresses 



DRV rejects 
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U.S. reveals 
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. U.S. AF strikes major 

" industry in NVN 




AU.S. halts NVN bobbing 

Au.S. resumes Nyw bombing 

A U.S. resumes /vN air raids _ 

Au.S. strdfgth in VM is 50,000 A25th In? 
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Ac'hristmas coase'fire 

,S, begins 37 days suspension 
of air raids 



tman truce 



AARVN troops move against Buddhists 
^U.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

Ab-52's bomb DMZ I 

AB-52"s use Thai airbase 

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AU.S. strength at 306,000 

^SVN elections held 

AOperation An. 

ASeoB'm visits Saigon 
lOperation Paul Revere 



ADong wai battle 
A Qua/resigns 

|!^2"S bomb SV^ 

A Marshal Ky forms new government 

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Alst Major U.S. ground offensive 

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AU S. troops 1st major attack 




U.S. strength in SVN is 184,000 



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AOperation Thayer U 

APresident Johnson visits 



Congress 
ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 

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^Marines capture Hill 881 

AUS-ARVN forces enter DMZ 

AThieu announces candidacy 

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AFuH scale Israel i-Arati war 

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Ky withdraws candidacy 

VC attacks on Con Thien 

ASecDef visits SVN 

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^Clifford-Taylor mission 

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ICongress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
i2 U.S'. jets downed 
over China 
ASVN elects Thieu 
as President 

A DMZ "barrier 
plan" announced 



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4U S. ai-'strikes on NVtj 4 SecDef arrives >n VN 



^V-P Humphrey visits SVN 

iU S. cites legality under SEATO 

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iOperaiion Cedar Falls 



1 I .Elements of 101 Abn arrive 

^General Khanb resigris fc ^^ gy^j | | 

' cv/ru k tiecDef Honolulu Conference 

4600 HOK'S arrive in SVN 4be(,u«> ^ ^ 



4U.S.'w.„ePape- I ^Repu^Lcan "White pU 

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A U.S. acft. hit n'vN radar site 

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^Buddhists protest Thi-s removal 

jIlO 000 Buddhists demonstrate 

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iB-52'S bomb Mu Gia pass 

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ATet truce begins 

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^Tet truce ends 
ANVN bombing resumes 

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^Operation Junction City 

.U.'b. planes hit NVN 
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iPlei Me Battle 
U.S. announces troop build-up AU.S. strength is 148.000 

SecDef Conference at I i^Pacifist suicides in U.S. 

* TaltdiJ breaks relatio s ^5 NVA .'egiments con.-m.d 



4NVN MlG's join fight 



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iBunker to replace Lodge 
ASVN adopts constitution 
ijohnson meets Ky at Guam 
4NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

4Peace matches in U.S. 
lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
■ power plants 



A NVA shells 
Con Thien 

AAshniore-Boggs 
accusations on 
peace feelers 

1 U.S. to build 
anti-mrssile 
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DRV rejects 
Goldberg's 
peace plan 

I -Moscow 

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1 Hanoi 
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4Ar.ed Forces Council dissolved A ^eclief conference .n Saigon 
"1 . U.S. AF strikes ma|Or 

4VC attack Song Be I k 



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Afi-52's bomb DM2 I 

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VN elections held 



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4LBJ rebukes war dissenters 



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4B-52-S bomb SVN 

4 Marshal Ky forms new government 

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4lst Maior U.S. ground offensive 

4U.S. troops 1st maior attack I 



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A Thieo announces candidacy 

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4U.S. apologises for damage 
' to Russian ship 
kKy withdraws candidacy 

_ VC attacks on Con Thien 

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AOperation Thayer u. 1 ., , .l, , , rtrgtr"^! 

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4U.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



Premier Huong ousieu ■u.j- .-• -■• i 

i U.S. isiues White Paper USecDef Coherence in Sa.gon AHonolulu conference 

.US dependents I . NVA 101 5t Regiment ^V-P Humphrey visits 

A ■ 1 I ■ ^nnlirmpri in SVN i 



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4U.S. air'str.kes on NVN Ji SecDef arrives in VN 



SVN 



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I I .Elements of 101 Abn arrive 

^General Ktianh resigns A ^^ ^^^^ | 1 

4600 ROK-s arrive 1. SVN ^SecDef Honolulu Conferer^ce 
i U.S.' White Paper I iRepubUcan -"White Paper'" 

, First Marines Battalion .Montagnards reaffirm GVN 

A lands at Da Nang " '"vai'V | 

4R0K troops arrive SVN 



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i U S. cites legality under SEATO 
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iU.S. strength at 213.000 

ABuddhists protest Thi's removal 

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4SvN elections held 

40peration Attleboro 

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4US-ARVN forces enter DMZ 

AThieu announces candidacy 
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i Buddhists protest Thi's removal 

I I 

JIIO.OOO Buddhists demonstrate 

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*Ky quells Da Nang Buddhists 



^2-day truce 

AOperation Cedar Falls 

iTet truce begins 

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4Tet truce ends 

A NVN bombing resumes 

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^Operation Junction City 

iU.'s. planes hit NVN 
■ steel works I 



4 U.S. acft. hit NVN rada^site 

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|VC bomb U.S. Embassy 



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4Plei U& Battle 



U.S. announces troort'bu'ld-up 4U.S. stVength is 118.000 

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_. . ,. 44Pacili'5t suicides in U.S. 



.SecDef Conferencrfat 
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4B-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 

i VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 
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4NVN MlG"s join fight 

44 Buddhist strife renewed 

4 Operation El Paso H 



4Bunker to replace Lodge 
4SVN adopts constitution 
^Johnson meets Ky at Guam 

i NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

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4Peace marches in U.S. 

»U.S- planes hit Haiphong 
' power plants 



4 NVA shells 
Con Thien 

4Ashmore-Boggs 
accusations on 
peace feelers 

1 U.S. to build 
' anti-missile 
defense 

JdRV rejects 

\ Goldberg's 

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Cambld.J break! relations ^5 NVAVegimentS '=°"'';'"f MrRflY^K"^ A^PER'^T ^^''"" ^""'l 
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Buddhists 
ft. attack NVN POL installations 



IHanoi-Moscow 
sign aid pact 

. 4 

Anti-war march 
on Pentagon 

U.S. reveals 
USSR "FOBS" 



Ave attack Stong Be 

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4U.S. haltslNVN bombing 



. U.S. AF strikes major*., 
* industry in NVN * 

Ac'hristmas ceasefire 

I I • •• 

I ■ I .U.S. begins 37 days suspenSipQ.'* 

4U.S. resupies NVN bombing 4 of air raids I 

4 U.S. ris^mes NVN air' raids 4'christman truce 

4U.S.:strength in VW is 50.000 425th Inf Div arrives in SVN 

IDo'nfi Xoai battle 4^.3. strength in SVN is 181.000 

1: 
i QJ&t resigns 

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4^52 *s bomb SVN 

4' Marshal Ky forms new government 

I I I 

4 1st Major U.S. ground offensive 

I ' 

4U.S. troops 1st major attack 



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..••*ASVN elec"t*oT*-h«Jtf 

■••• I I 

40peration Attleboro 

ASecDef visits Saigon 
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40peration Paul flevere 

4Manila Conference opens 



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.COMUS Nl'ACV addresses 
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ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 
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4 Marines capture Hill 881 

AUS-ARVN forces enter DM2 

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AThieu announces candidacy 

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4Fim.s.cale Israeli-Arab war 



4 U.S. jets*alta<;k.Kg(i 
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AU.S. apologizes fo» damage 
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40peration Thayer H 

APiesident Johnson visits SVN 

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4U.S. planes bomb targets in Hanoi 

Ju.S. strength is 383.000 



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Ky withdraws candidacy 
VC attacks on Con Thien 

iSecDef visits SVN 

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iCIifford-Taylor mission 

relurnsi 
ICongress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
12 U.Sl jets downed 
over China 
4SVN elects Thieu 
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4 DMZ "barrier 
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iU.S. 1st Div lands in SVN 
A U.S. issues Wmte Paper MSecDel Conferer>ce .n Saigon iHonolulu conference 



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iU.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



iU-S. dependents 
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. NVA lOlSt Regiment 
* confirmed in SVN 



AU S aif'strikes on NVN i SecDer arrives in VN 

I 1 I 

iOuat nlmed new premier i First U.S.^plane hit by SAM 

I . I .Elements of lUl Abn arrive 

^General Khanh resigns A ^^ ^^^^ | ■ 

4600 ROK's arrive in SVN i SecDef Honolulu Conference 
4 U.S. White Paper I 



4V-P Humphrey visits SVN 

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1 U S cites legality under SEATO 

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iU.S. strength at 213.000 

^Buddhists protest Thi's removal 



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First Marines Battalion 



iRepublican "'White Paper" 
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lands at Da Nang 
i U.S. acfl. hH NVN radar site 

ivC bomb U.S. Embassy 



iMontagnards reaffirm GVN 
* loyalty I 



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AROK troops arrive SVN 
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iPlei Me Battle 
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0.000 Buddhists demonstrate 
I I 

iKy quells Da Nang Buddhists 

AB-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 

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A VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 

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^NVN MIG's join (ight 



■ U.S. announces troop build-up ^U.S. strength is 148,000 



.SecDef Conference at 
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iiPacifist suicides m U.S. 



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44 Buddhist strife renewed 
4 Operation El Paso H 



2-day truce I 

4 Operation Cedar Falls 
4Tet truce begins 
4Tet truce ends 

i NVN bombing resumes 

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40peration Junction City 

• U.S. planes hit NVN 



4 NVA shells 
Con Thien 

. I 

AAshmore-Boggs 

accusations on 
peace feelers 

4 U.S. to t)uild 
anti-missile 
defense 



steel works 
4Bunker to replace Lodge 

ASVN adopts constitution 

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4Johnson meets Ky at Guam 

1 NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

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4Peace marches m U.S. 



4 DRV reiecls 
Goldberg's 
peace plan 



1 Hanoi-Mo 
sign aid 
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-Moscow 
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Anti-war march 
on Pentagon 



nu^iuiuiui I ■ 

.Cambodia breaks relations .5 NVA Regiments confirmed 
■ w.th U.S. I ■ 'r- SVN| I 

4!73d Abri Bde arrives in SVN 41a Drang Valley Battle 

I . ' , ^ 1 35.000 pacifists march on 

4 Two U.S. Marine Bns deployed 4 „j,.,^ „^^^^ |^ 

4Armed Forces Council dissolved4 Sectiel confereijo^ iiSJa.gon 

t „ „ 1 i U.S. AF strikes majorN^ 

4VC attack Song Be 4 .nduSJfV in NVN 

4U.S. hilts NVN bombing AcW''"^^ "^^1"? ncD 

4U.S. resumes NVN bombing ^' 4 ^j 3,, -|^ . 



lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
" power plants 
iCDMUS MACV addresses 



U.S. reveals 
USSR "FOBS" 



4U.S. resumes NVN air rai((« 



.i. resumes it v '-^ q'i -u.^*" ^ -- - - - 

4u.S.Ttr*e^th1TT Vlfis 50.000 425th lOBEI^llON 



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4Dong Xoai battle 

4 Ouat resigns 

4b-52's bomb Svr 

4 Marshal Ky (orms new government 

I I I 

4lst Major U.S. ground offensive 
I I 

4U.S. troops 1st maior attack 



U.S. strength In SVN is 184.000 



4AHVN troops move against Buddhists 
Ju.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

4b-52's bomb DMZ I 

4B-52's use Thai airbase 

4U.S. strength at 306.000 v 

ASVN elections held y 

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' •■- . ^Operation Attleborq/ 

ASecDef visits Saigon 

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40peration Paul Revere 

4Manila Conference opens 



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ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 

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4Marines capture Hill 881 

AUS-**fi*/N forces enter DMZ 

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^ AThieu anftounces candidacy 

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4FuII scale -t^raeii-Arab war 

I • I «... — 

4 U.S. jets atta>4i**p " '^ 

4U-S. apologizes for damage 
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candidacy 



tlo Russian ship 
Ky withdraws c 
VC attacks on 



40peration Thayer H 

APresident Johnson visits SVN 

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4u.S. planes bomb targets in Hanoi 



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4SecDef vis-ts SVN 

4Cliffo'd-Taylor mission 
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4Congress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
42 U.S'. jets downed 
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4SVN elects Thieu 
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4 DMZ "baffler 

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^Lodge replaces Taylor 

A U.S. 1st Div lands in SVN 



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4Tet truce begins 

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i U.S. isiues White Paper ^SecDef Conference in Sa.gon iHonolulu conference 



.U.S. dependents 



. NVA 101st Regiment 
■ confirmed in SVN 



rikes 



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4U.S. air'strikes on NVf!l ^ SecDef arrives in VN 

iQual nLmed new prem|pr i First U.S.^plane hit by SAM 

1 ,1*. .Elements of 101 Abn arrive 

^General Khanh resign* 4 .^ ^^^^ ^ i 

4600 ROK-s arrive In SVtJ 4 SecDef Honolulu Conference 
I I *. I -I 

4 U.S. White Paper 



i Republican "White Paper" 
I I 

. First Marines Bat'talio'a .Montagnards reaffirni GVN 

* lands at Da Nang V * loyalty | 



4 U.S. acft. hit NVN raapr site 



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VC bomb U.S. Embassy 



AROK troops arrive SVN 

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4Plei Me Battle 



4V-P Humphrey visits SVN 
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A U S. cites legality under SEATO 

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4U.S. strength at 213.000 

iBuddhists protest Thi's removal 

I 1 

MIO.OOO Buddhists demonstrate 

1 I 

iKv quells Da Nang Buddhists 

A6-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 

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1^2-day truce 
A Operation Cedar Falls 



^U.S. announces troop Biiild-up 4U.S. strength is 148.000 

.SecDef Conference at\ - ' 

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i VC mortar fan Son Nhut 

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4 Operation El Paso H 
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4Tet truce begins 
4Tet truce ends 

iNVN bombing resumes 

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40peration Junction City 

.U.S. planes hit NVN 
" steel works 1 

ABunker to replace Lodge 
AsVN adopts constitution 
4Johnson meets Ky at Guam 

i NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

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4Peace marches in U-S. 



A NVA shells 
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■Ashmore-Boggs 

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4U.S. to build 
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DRV reiects 
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4c'hristmas ceas^tjlt 

.U.S. begins 37 day's-puspension 
A of air raids I 



4VC attack Song Be 
4U.S. halls NVN bombing 
AU.S. resumes NVN bombing 
4 U.S. resumes NVN air raids 4'christman truce 

A U.S. strength in VN is 50,000 A25th Inf Div arrives in SVN ' 

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4Dang Xoai battle 4'^-^- strength in SVN is 184,000 

k Dual resigns 

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A Marshal Ky forms new government 

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fcOperation Paul Revere 

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AMaf>ila Conference opens 

AOperat*ttg*Thayer IT 



.U.S. planes hit Haiphong 
* -power plants 

•COMUS mACV addresses 

■ Congress 



Anti-war march 
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U.S. reveals 



USSR "FOBS" 



ALBJ rebukes war dissenters 



A Marines capture Hill 881 
4US-AHVN forces enter DMZ 

AThieu announces candidacy 

I I 

4FuII scale Israeli-Arab war 

I I 

4u.S. lets attack Kep 

*•.' I 

4Ut$^. apologizes for damage 



APresident Johnson visits SVN 

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4u.S. planes bomb targets m Hanoi 
J U.S. strength is 389,000 



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kto'THif^sian ship 
Ky witVdipws candidacy 
'■••I. 
VC attacks on ttm.Xhien 



4SecDef visits SVN 

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4Clifford-Taytor mission 

returns! 
4Congress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
42 U.s'. jets downed 
over China 
4SVN elects Thieu 
as President 

A DMZ ""barriet 
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A U.S. 1st Div lands in SVN 
'iuZ,sUJwhlxe Paper ^SecDef Conference ir, Saigon AHonolulu conference 

. NVA lOlst Regiment 
^v»,.^.-.. * confirmed in SVN 

AU S air'strikes on NVN 4 SecDef arrives in VN 

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4600 ROK'S arrive in SVN 4 SecDef Honolulu Conference 
A U.S.' White Paper | ^Republican "Wh.le Paper- 

First Marines Battalion iMontagnards reaffirm GVN 



^Buddhists protest Thi's removal 



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* lands at Da Nang 



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Kv quells Da Nang Buddhists 

AB-52"s bomb Mu Gia pass 

A VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 
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AABuddhist strife renewed 



2-day truce 
Aoperation Cedar Falls 

ATet truce begins 

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lU.'s. planes hit NVN 
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A nVa shells 
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AAshmore-aoggs 

accusations on 
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1 U.S. to build 
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DRV reiects 
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iCambodia breaks relations 
* with U.S. 



AAPacifist suicides in U.S. 
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1 I .35.000 pacifists march on 

A Two U.S. Marine Bns deployed A ^f,.,^ ^ouse I 

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A of air ta**^ |' 
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Ju.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

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4U.S. strength at 306.000 

4SvN elections held 
40pBration Attleboro 

4SecDef visits Saigon 



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U.S. reveals 
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^Ouat resigns 

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.U.S. planes hit Haiphong 
• power plants , 

jCOMUS MACV addresses 
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4US-ARVN forces enter DMZ 

AThi»u announces candidacy 

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■ Ky withdraws candidacy 

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ATet truce begins 
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4B-52's bomb Mu Gia pass 
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AAshmore-Boggs 
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4U.S. apologizes tor damage 
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4US-ARVN forces enter DM2 

4Thieu announces candidacy 

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I I .U.S. begins 37 days suspension 

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4 Marshal Ky forms new government 

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4 U.S. strength in VN is 50,000 i25th ln( Dij 

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4 Qual resigns 
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4FuI1 scale Israeli-Arab war 

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VC attacks on Con Thien 
4SecDef visits SVN 

4Cli/lord-Taylor mission 
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4Congress debate 

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over China 
4SVIJ elects Thieu 
as President 

4 DMZ "barrier 

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4 Premier Huong ousted 
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JLodge replaces Taytor 

i U.S. 1st Div lands in SVN 



ATet truce begins 

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4 U.S. issues White Paper MSecDef Conference m Saigo" AHono'"}" conference 
•U.S. dependents I . NVA 101st Regiment 

■ evacuated I * confirmed in SVN 

4U.S. air'strikes on NVN ^ SecDef arrives in VN 



iOuat nLmed new premier i First U.S.^plane hit by SAM 

I . _ ^ .1 .Elements of 101 Abn arrive 

A General Khanh resigrjs 4 .^ gyj^ | 1 

4600 ROK-s arrive in SVN 4 SecDef Honolulu Conference 
4 U.S.' White Paper | 4Republican "White Paper" 

. First Marines Battalion ^Montagnards reaffirm GVN 



lands at Da Nang 
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1 I 

|VC bomb U.S. Embassy 



loyalty 



4V-P Humphrey visits SVN 

1 U.S. cites legality under SEATO 

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2-dav truce I 

A Operation Cedar Falls 
4Tei truce begins 
4Tet truce er>ds 

ANVN Dombing resumes 

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iOperation Junction City 

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4 U.S. planes hit NVN 
steel works I 

Aflunker to replace Lodge 
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4 NVA shells 
Con Thien 

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AAshmore-Boggs 

accusations on 
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4U.S. to build 
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k VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 

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I 1 ^ i "" yil !]'■-'■''■-•- march on 

A Two U.S. Marine fins deployed A w/teHot; _ 

AArmed Forces Council dissolvedA ycOef conference i 

I _ _ /. U.S. AF strikes major 

* industry in NVN 



Ave attack Song Be 
Au.S, halts NVN bombing 
AU.S. resumes NVN bombing 
AU,S. resumes NVN ait rai 



Ac'hristmas ceasefire 

.U.S. begins 37 days suspension 
* of air raids | 
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4A Buddhist strife renewed 

A Operation El Paso H 

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4ARVN troops move against Buddhists 

■U.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

Ab-52's bomb DMZ I 

4b-52"s use Thai airbase 

AU.S, strength at 306,000 
ASVN elections held 

I I 

AOperation Attleboro 



A SVN adopts constitution 
AJohnson meets Ky at Guam 
JVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

APeace marches in U.S. 
»U.S. planes hit Haiphong 
power plants 
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on Pentagon 



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ADong Xoai battle 

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4 U.S. strength is 389,000 



U.S. reveals 
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A Marines capture Hill 681 
AUS-AflyN forces enter DMZ 
Thieu annotti^BS candidacy 

AFuII scale tsraeT^Arab war 

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\/ll T PHMf^ AU.S. apologizes for damage 
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■ Ky withdraws candidacy 
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* evacuated I * confirmed in SVN 



ATet truce begins 

I 
iU.S. resumes NVN air strikes 



^V-P Humphrey visits SVN 



4U.S. a.r'strikes on NVN ^ SecOef arrives in VN 

AQuat r.Led new premie. A First U.S.^plane hi! by SAM 

I . I .Elements of 101 Abn arrive 

^General Khanh resigns ^ ,^ gy^ [ i 

4600 ROK-S arrive in SVN i SecDef Honolulu Conference 
i U.S.'wh.te Paper I ^Republican -'White Paper- 

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iU S cites legality under SEATO 

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A Operation Cedar Falls 

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|vC bomb U.S. Embassy 



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AflOK troops arrive SVN 

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APlei Me Battle 

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10,000 Buddhists demonstrate 
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*Ky quells Da Nang Buddhists 

iB-&2's bomb Mu Gia pass 

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A VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 

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ANVN MIG's join fight 



A NVA shells 
Con Thien 

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AAshmoie-Boggs 

accusations on 
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A Operation El Paso Q 



AOperation Junction City 

.U.S. planes hit NVN 
' steel works I 

ABunker to replace Lodge 
ASVN adopts constitution 
AJohnson meets Ky at Guam 

i NVN rejects U.S. peace bid 

* I 

APeace marches in U.S. 

lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
■ power plants 



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I I _. .35,000 pacifists march on 

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1 1 . U.S. AF Strikes major 

Ave attack Song Be | ii .„rt..ctr„ m nun 



AU.S. halts NVN bombing 
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industry in NVN 
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.U.S. begins 37 days suspension 
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'* t* I 

A B-52 '?''bom\DMZ I 

AB-J?2's use tW.i airbase 

/ AU.S. strengtV^t 306,000 
.• ■ I -.1 



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on Pentagon 

U.S. reveals 
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A ChriStman truce 

I I I I • 

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ADong Xoai battle 

AQuat resigns 

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AOperation Attleboro 

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AUS-*ARVN forces enter OJMZ 

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•• AFuU scale Israeli-Arab war ., 

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AU.S. jets attack Kep 
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AU.S. apologizes for damage 
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Ky withdraws candidacy 

VC attacks on Con Thien 

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ACIifford-Taylor missior 

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ACongress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
A2 U.S" jets downed 
over China 
ASVN elects Thieu 
as President 

A DMZ 'tiafner 

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I ' 

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Av-P Humphrey visits SVN 

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^Bilddhists protest' Thi-s removal 
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^2 -day truce I 
A Operation Cedar Falls 

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A NVN bombing resumes 

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AOperation Junction City 

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■ steel works 1 

ABunker to replace Lodge 



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ANVN MiG's join fight 

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on Pentagon 



lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
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AOperation Attleboro 

ASecDef visits Saigon 
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y a'isI Major U.S. ground offensive 

AU.S. troops 1st major attack I 



^LBJ rebukes war dissenters 
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."^US-ARVN forces enter DMZ 

'I I 

AThieu announces candidacy 

I 1 

AFull scale Israeli-Arab war 

AU.S. jets attack Kep 

AU.S. apologizes for damage 
" issian ship 
withdraws candidacy 

attacks on Con Thien 



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as President 

A DMZ "barrier 
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A U.S. issues White Paper i4SecOe! Conference in Saigon 



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^Honolulu conference 



•U.S. dependents 

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iU.S. cites legality under SEATO 

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Au.S. strength at 213,000 

iSuddhisls protest Thi's removal 

I I 

ilO.OOO Buddhists demonstrate 

I I 

iKy quells Da Nang Buddhists 



at Da Nang 



AU.s\acft. hit NVN radar site 



iMontagnards reaffirm GVN 
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VcVomb U.S. Emtjassy 
I 



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I 
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lU.s\ announces troop build-up A U.S. strength is 148.000 



, SetDef Conference at 



— . - - AAPacifiSt suicides m U.S. 

hAioI"'" I 1' A 

\mbodia breaks relations *5 NVA Regiments confirmed 

iith U.S. I * in SVN) I 

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»• iJ ^ am .. ' . ^ 4 35,000 pacifists march on 
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AVC^^ttack Song Be | A .ndustry in NVN 



Ac'hristmas ceasefire 

.U.S. begins 37 days suspension 
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iU a halls NVN tjombing 

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AU.S.\esumes NVN air raids A'Cfi"Stman truce 

AU.t^atrength in VN is 50,Q00A25th Inl Div arrives in SVN 

ADong il II iiT llllt I U.S. 

4 Oual resigns 
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A Marshal Ky forms new government 

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AA Buddhist strife renewed 

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Ju.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

Ab-52's bomb DMZ 
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4U.S. strength at 306,000 
ASVN elections held 
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ATet truce begins 

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AsVN adopts constitution 
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* I 

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jBuddhists demonstrate 



i Premier Huong ousted 



iLodge replaces Taylor 

4 U.S. 1st Div lands in SVN 



ITei tfure begins 
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Premier Huong ousteu - -■-. .Honolulu conference 

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^General Khanh resigns A .^ gVN I [ 

' ;., c\/M i SecDef Honolulu Conference 

4600 ROK's arrive m SVN ^becuB ^ 

\ „ iRepublican ■'WhUB Paper" 

4 U.S. White Paper k" ^ , i 

* ' .Montagnards reaffirm GVN 



4V-P Humptirey visits SVN 
lU S. cites legality under SEATO 

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4U.S. strength at 213,000 

^Buddhists protest Thi-s removal 
0,000 Buddhists demonstrate 
Ky quells Da Nang Buddhists 



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^2-day truce 1 

4 Operation Cedar Falls 

ATet truce begins 
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4Tet truce ends 

iNVN bombing resumes 

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40peralion Junction City 

.U.'s. planes hit NVN 
* steel works | 

4Bunker to replace Lodge 



4 NVA shells 
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4Ashmore-Boggs 

accusations on 

peace feelers 

i U.S. to build 
anti-missile 
defense 

4 DPV rejects 
Goldberg's 
peace plan 



First Marines Battalion 
* lands at Oa Nang 
4 U.S. acft. hit n'vN radar site 

IvC bomb U.S. Embassy 



loyalty 



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4HOK troops arrive SVN 



4Plei Me Battle 



U.S. announcis troop build-up 4U.S. strength is M8.000 



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^VC mortar Tan Son Nhut 

4NVN MIG's join fight 



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44Pacifist suicides in U.S. 
^Ca'mbodia^ breaks relations ^5 NVA R'egir.eots confirmed 



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4Armed Forces Council dissolved4 SecOef conference .n Saigon 



4VC attack Song Be 
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4c'nristmas cease'fire 



44Buddhist strife renewed 
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4a'rVN troops move against Buddhists 
llu.S. acft. attack NVN POL installations 

4b-52'5 bomb DMZ I 

4B-52's use Thai airbase 

4U.s! strength at 306.000 
SVN elections held 



lU.S. planes hit Haiphong 
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.COMUS M'ACV addresses 

* Congress 



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4Do'ng Xoai battle ^U-S- strength n SVN is 1B4.000 

1 Quat resigns 

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4 Marshal Ky forms new government 

4'lst Major U.S. ground offensive 

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AManila Conference opens 

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4Full scale Israeli-Arab war 

4U.S. jets attack Kep 

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11 m 

1965 



IV 



n ni 

1966 



IV 



4SecOef visits SVN 

iCIifloid-Taylor missio 

returnsl , ^ _ 

iCongress debate 

Tonkin crisis 
42 U.S'. jets downed 
over China 
4SVN elects Thieu 
as President 

4 DMZ -'barrier 
plan" announcea 



n III 

1967 



IV 



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