Wednesday, July 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: America in Vietnam - Washington Times

EDITORIAL: America in Vietnam - Washington Times

Few Americans have heard of Bien Hoa, but the Vietnam War started there 50 years ago today. At the time, 1,500 Americans were in South Vietnam, 300 of whom were military advisers. North Vietnam's communist leadership decided it was time to bring the Americans into their ongoing conflict with Saigon. Viet Cong planners targeted the Green House, the American advisers' residence at Bien Hoa. The attack was planned to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the administration of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.
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