August 31, 1965 : Ky refuses to negotiate with the Communists

Introduction

Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South. He also said that his government would institute major reforms to correct economic and social injustices. Also on this day: In the United States, President Johnson signs into law a bill making it illegal to destroy or mutilate a U.S. draft card, with penalties of up to five years and a $10,000 fine.

Article Details:

August 31, 1965 : Ky refuses to negotiate with the Communists

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 31, 1965 : Ky refuses to negotiate with the Communists

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-refuses-to-negotiate-with-the-communists

  • Access Date

    October 19, 2017

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    A+E Networks