Vietnam Time Line

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The Domino Theory

1953

Diem Is President of South Vietnam

1954 - 1955

Kennedy Authorizes Use of Green Berets

1960

Agent Orange First Use

1962

Gulf Of Tonkin Incident

1964

Gulf OF Tonkin Resolution

1964

Operation Rolling Thunder

1965 - 1968

Battle of Ia Drang Valley

1965

Operation Cedar Falls

1967

La Mai Massacre

1968

Tet Offencive

03/03/1968 - 07/07/1968

Operation Breakfast (Menu)

1969 - 1970

Vietnamization

1969 - 1972

Nixon cuts troops by 70,000

1972

US troops fall to 24,000

1972

Paris Peace Talks (Cease Fire)

1973

South Vietnam Falls to Communism

1975