U.S. bombs Hanoi and begins troop build-up (33 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.1: Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos Writing and Culture.

Context

On 29 June, U.S. warplanes began bombing Hanoi, capital city of North Vietnam. By 31 December, 385,000 U.S. troops were stationed in South Vietnam. An additional 60,000 troops were stationed offshore and another 33,000 in Thailand.

Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "U.S. bombs Hanoi and begins troop build-up". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5668, accessed 05 December 2016.]