July 07, 1964 : New ambassador arrives in Saigon

Introduction

Gen. Maxwell Taylor, the new ambassador to South Vietnam, arrives in Saigon. As a military man with considerable experience in Vietnam, he was viewed by the South Vietnamese government, the U.S. military establishment, and the Johnson administration as the ideal individual to coordinate and invigorate the war effort. Presumably because of his arrival, a bomb was thrown at the U.S. Embassy and two grenades exploded elsewhere in Saigon; no one was injured and only slight damage was caused.

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July 07, 1964 : New ambassador arrives in Saigon

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    July 07, 1964 : New ambassador arrives in Saigon

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  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

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