N. Vietnamese attack two US. Destroyers sitting in interrational water (the Gulf of Tonkin incident)
The US Congress
In response to Tonkin, the U.S. Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Hotel in Qui Nonh
A Vietcong-placed bombed explodes in a hotel in Qui Nonh, and killed 23 American servicemen
US bomb N Vietnam
U.S. aerial bombing of N Vietnam begins
First US combat arrive
The First US combat troops arrive
Fraculty members and students at the University of Michigan joined together in a teach-in. People who againsit the war id so for different reasons
US offers North Vietnam economic aid for peace
The US offers North Vietnam economic aid for stop the war but they rejected the offers. President Jonhson raises America's combat strength in Vietnam to more than 60,000 troops
Dong Xai, South Vietnam
In Dong Xai, South Vietnamese Army headquarters and American Special Forces camp was overrun by a full Vietcong regimnet. US air attacks the Vietcong away
First Major Vietnam War
in the first major battle of vitemna way, the us won the victory and the air support killed 700 Vietcong soldiers. U.S.45 dead and more than 200 wounded
Largest America operation fo the war
U.S. forces launch Operation Crimp. They bought nearly 8,000 troops, it is the largest American operation of the war. Their goal of the campaign is to capture the Vietcong's headquarters for the Saigon area.
The Senate Foreign Relations
senate foreign relations committed hold 'educational" hearings on Vietnam. Dean Rusk and other policy explain the administraion's war program.
new mission code-named Operation Attleboro. US and Vietnamese troops being search and destroy in Tay Ninh Province. After the mission end, more than 1,000 Vietcong and 150 Americans killed.
240 helicopters went over Tay Ninh province, beginning Operation Junction City. Their goal is to destroy Vietcong bases and the Vietcong military headquarters for South Vietnam. This is one largest air moblie.
On the Vietnamese New Year, the Vietcong and North Vietnamese deicided to surprises attack.Tet offensive, the guerriall fighters attacked virtually all amercian airbases in South Vietnam
North Vietnamese slam into Khe Sanh without warning. American forces reply with heavy bombing
Nixon announced the withdrawal of 25,000 soldiers but he refused to view this troop withdrawal. President brough air strikes against to North Vietnam to bomb there
President Nixon meets with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu on Midway Island in the Pacific, and they willl be more 25,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn immediately
Operations in Cambodia
South Vietnamese soldiers attack into Cambodia. Operations in Cmbodia last for 60 days.
US air support the South Vietnamese Army. The battle continued utill September 15.
Peace Talk In Paris
US and South Vietnam had peace talk in the Paris. The American breakdown.
Nguyen Van Thieu declined to agree to any plan that let north vietnamese troops in the South.talk broke off on December 16, 1972
President order new bombing against North Vietnam. US drop more than 20,000 tons of bomb. The bomb killed around 1,300 and 1,600 north vietnamese
end the war
North Vietnam signed an agreement "ending the war and restroing the peace in Vietnam
The last group of American Soldiers
The last group of American soldiers leaves South Vietnam. The war is over. More than 3 million American soldiers are safe. 58,000 death and over 1,000 missing. 150,000 wounded
War Powers Act
The Congress passed the War Powers Act. reestablish some limits on executive power.