August 22, 1962 : Kennedy reports stalemate in Vietnam

Introduction

Kennedy administration officials quoted in The New York Times estimate that there are 20,000 guerrilla troops in South Vietnam. Despite hundreds of engagements during the preceding two months and encouraging victories for South Vietnamese forces, the Viet Cong had grown in numbers, and U.S. officials felt that the war had reached a point of stalemate.

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August 22, 1962 : Kennedy reports stalemate in Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 22, 1962 : Kennedy reports stalemate in Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-reports-stalemate-in-vietnam

  • Access Date

    December 13, 2017

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