In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam "withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam." A communiqué signed by the seven participants (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States) included a four-point "Declaration of Peace" that stressed the need for a "peaceful settlement of the war in Vietnam and for future peace and progress" in the rest of Asia and the Pacific. After the conference, Johnson flew to South Vietnam for a surprise two-and-a-half-hour visit with U.S. troops at Cam Ranh Bay.
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Manila Conference attendees issue "Declaration of Peace"
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This Week in History, Oct 24 - Oct 30
- Oct 24, 1954
- U.S. president pledges support to South Vietnam
- Oct 24, 1966
- Manila Conference attendees issue "Declaration of Peace"
- Oct 25, 1972
- Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam
- Oct 25, 1973
- Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution
- Oct 26, 1955
- Diem wins referendum in South Vietnam
- Oct 26, 1966
- Fire breaks out on U.S. aircraft carrier
- Oct 26, 1968
- Big battle begins in Tay Ninh Province
- Oct 27, 1966
- Ambassador Harriman sent to explain Manila offer
- Oct 27, 1971
- Cambodian troops battle Communists north of Phnom Penh
- Oct 28, 1962
- Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba
- Oct 28, 1964
- U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing of North Vietnam.
- Oct 28, 1965
- Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields
- Oct 29, 1969
- Bobby Seale gagged during his trial
- Oct 29, 1971
- U.S. troop strength reaches five-year low
- Oct 30, 1965
- Marines repel attack near Da Nang.
- Oct 30, 1970
- Heavy monsoon rains hit Vietnam
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