August 21, 1965 : U.S. pilots given green light to go after anti-aircraft missiles in the North

Introduction

It is revealed by MACV headquarters (Headquarters Military Assistance Command Vietnam) in Saigon that U.S. pilots have received approval to destroy any Soviet-made missiles they see while raiding North Vietnam. This was a major change from previous orders that restricted them to bombing only previously approved targets.

Article Details:

August 21, 1965 : U.S. pilots given green light to go after anti-aircraft missiles in the North

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 21, 1965 : U.S. pilots given green light to go after anti-aircraft missiles in the North

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-pilots-given-green-light-to-go-after-anti-aircraft-missiles-in-the-north

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks