July 19, 1964 : President Khanh calls for expanding the war

Introduction

On what the South Vietnamese call the “Day of Shame”–the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Accords that partitioned Vietnam–South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Khanh, at a rally in Saigon, calls for an expansion of the war to North Vietnam. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor and other U.S. officials present declined comment on Khanh’s position, but it was known that the United States regarded this as breaking an agreement to consult with Washington before issuing such a call.

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July 19, 1964 : President Khanh calls for expanding the war

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 19, 1964 : President Khanh calls for expanding the war

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-khanh-calls-for-expanding-the-war

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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