Battlefield Vietnam

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1965January 1 - February 7, 1965
Vietcong forces mount a series of attacks across South Vietphái mạnh. They briefly seize control of Binch Gia, a village only 40 miles from Saigon. Two hundred South Vietnamese troops are killed near Binc Gia, along with five sầu American advisors.

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The South Vietnamese lost 200 men at Binch Gia
February 7, 1965A U.S. helicopter base & advisory compound in the central highlands of South Vietnam is attacked by NLF commandos. Nine Americans are killed và more than 70 are wounded. President Johnson immediately orders U.S. Navy fighter-bombers to lớn attachồng military targets just inside North Vietnam.February 10, 1965A Vietcong-placed bomb explodes in a khách sạn in Qui Nonh, killing 23 American servicemen.
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One of the American dead is carried lớn a waiting transport
February 13, 1965
President Johnson authorizes Operation Rolling Thunder, a limited but long lasting bombing offensive. Its aim is khổng lồ force North Vietnam giới lớn stop supporting Vietcong guerrillas in the South.March 2, 1965After a series of delays, the first bombing raids of Rolling Thunder are flown.April 3, 1965An American chiến dịch against North Vietnam"s transport system begins. In a month-long offensive sầu, Navy và Air Force planes hit bridges, road and rail junctions, truck parks and supply depots. April 7, 1965The U.S. offers North Vietphái mạnh economic aid in exchange for peace, but the offer is summarily rejected. Two weeks later, President Johnson raises America"s combat strength in Vietphái mạnh to lớn more than 60,000 troops. Allied forces from Korea và nước Australia are added as a sign of international tư vấn.May 11, 1965Two and a half thous& Vietcong troops attack Song Be, a South Vietnamese provincial capital. After two days of fierce battles in và around the town, the Vietcong withdraw.June 10, 1965At Dong Xai, a South Vietnamese Army district headquarters and American Special Forces camp is overrun by a full Vietcong regiment. U.S. air attacks eventually drive the Vietcong away.June 27, 1965General William Westmorelvà launches the first purely offensive sầu operation by American ground forces in Vietphái nam, sweeping into lớn NLF territory just northwest of Saigon.
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General Westmoreland
August 17, 1965
After a deserter from the 1st Vietcong regiment reveals that an attack is imminent against the U.S. Marine base at Chu Lai, the American army launches Operation Starlite. In this, the first major battle of the Vietphái nam War, the United States scores a resounding victory. Ground forces, artillery from Chu Lai, ships & air support combine to kill nearly 700 Vietcong soldiers. U.S. forces sustain 45 dead & more than 200 wounded.

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September - October 1965
After the North Vietnamese Army attacks a Special Forces camp at Plei Mei, the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry is deployed against enemy regiments that identified in the vicinity of the camp. The result is the battle of the Ia Drang. For 35 days, the division pursues & fights the 32d, 33d, and 66th North Vietnamese Regiments until the enemy, suffering heavy casualties, returns to lớn bases in Cambodia.November 17, 1965Elements of the 66th North Vietnamese Regiment movingeast toward Plei Mei encounter and ambush an American battalion. Neither reinforcements nor effective sầu firepower can be brought in. When fighting ends that night, 60 percent of the Americans were casualties, and almost one of every three soldiers in the battalion had been killed. 1966January 8, 1966U.S. forces launch Operation Crimp. Deploying nearly 8,000 troops, it is the largest American operation of the war. The goal of the campaign is khổng lồ capture the Vietcong"s headquarters for the Saigon area, which is believed lớn be located in the district of Chu Chi. Though the area in Chu Chi is razed và repeatedly patrolled, American forces fail khổng lồ locate any significant Vietcong base.
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American tanks and troops exexinh đẹp Operation Crimp
February 1966
Hoping for head-on clashes with the enemy, U.S. forces launch four search & destroy missions in the month of February. Although there are two minor clashes with Vietcong regiments, there are no major conflicts.March 5, 1966The 272nd Regiment of the Vietcong 9th Division attaông xã a battalion of the American 3rd Brigade at Lo Ke. U.S. air tư vấn succeeds in bombing the attackers inlớn retreat. Two days later, the American 1st Brigade và a battalion of the 173rd Airborne are attacked by a Vietcong regiment, which is driven away by artillery fire.April - May 1966In Operation Birmingham mê, more than 5,000 U.S. troops, backed by huge numbers of helicopters & armored vehicles, sweep the area around north of Saigon. There are small scale actions between both armies, but over a three week period, only 100 Vietcong are killed. Most battles are dictated by the Vietcong, who prove sầu elusive.
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Finding the Vietcong proves lớn be difficult
Late May - June 1966
In late May 1966, the North Vietnamese 324B Division crosses the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) & encounters a Marine battalion. The NVA holds their ground & the largest battle of the war lớn date breaks out near Dong Ha. Most of the 3rd Marine Division, some 5,000 men in five battalions, heads north. In Operation Hastings, the Marines backed by South Vietnamese Army troops, the heavy guns of U.S. warships và their artillery & air power drive the NVA baông chồng over the DMZ in three weeks. June 30, 1966On Route 13, which links Vietnam to lớn the Cambodian border, American forces are brutally assaulted by the Vietcong. Only American air và artillery tư vấn prevents a complete disaster.July 1966Heavy fighting near Con Thien kills nearly 1,300 North Vietnamese troops.October 1966The Vietcong"s 9th Division, having recovered from battles from the previous July, prepares for a new offensive sầu. Losses in men và equipment have been replaced by supplies & reinforcements sent down the Ho Chi Minc trail from North Vietphái nam. September 14, 1966In a new mission code-named Operation Attleboro, the U.S. 196th Brigade và 22,000 South Vietnamese troops begin aggressive sầu search & destroy sweeps through Tay Ninh Province. Almost immediately, huge caches of supplies belonging to lớn the NLF 9th Division are discovered, but again, there is no head-to-head conflict. The mission ends after six weeks, with more than 1,000 Vietcong và 150 Americans killed.
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An American soldier examines a supply cache
End of 1966
By the end of 1966, American forces in Vietnam giới reach 385,000 men, plus an additional 60,000 sailors stationed offshore. More than 6,000 Americans have sầu been killed in this year, và 30,000 have been wounded. In comparison, an estimated 61,000 Vietcong have been killed. However, their troops now numbered over 280,000.
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