November 10, 1970 : No U.S. combat fatalities reported

Introduction

For the first time in five years, no U.S. combat fatalities in Southeast Asia are reported for the previous week. This was a direct result of President Richard Nixon’s Vietnamization program, whereby the responsibility for the war was slowly shifted from U.S. combat forces to the South Vietnamese. This effort began in 1969 and was accompanied by U.S. troop withdrawals that began in the fall of that year. Although American casualties were down, U.S. forces were still involved in significant combat operations at this time.

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November 10, 1970 : No U.S. combat fatalities reported

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 10, 1970 : No U.S. combat fatalities reported

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/no-u-s-combat-fatalities-reported

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

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