August 15, 1970 : Regional Forces victorious

Introduction

South Vietnamese officials report that regional forces killed 308 Communist troops in four days of heavy fighting along a coastal strip south of the DMZ. This was one of the biggest victories of the war for the regional forces in the war and was extremely significant since one of the prime objectives of Nixon’s Vietnamization policy was the strengthening of the regional/popular forces so that they could help secure the countryside.

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August 15, 1970 : Regional Forces victorious

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 15, 1970 : Regional Forces victorious

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/regional-forces-victorious

  • Access Date

    November 19, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks