September 20, 1972 : U.S. planes mine waters in northern Quang Tri

Introduction

The USAF reveals that U.S. planes have been mining the coastal rivers and canals of northern Quang Tri province below the DMZ, the first mining of waterways within South Vietnam. This was an attempt to impede further reinforcement of North Vietnamese forces in the area and to remove the threat to the newly recaptured city of Quang Tri.

Article Details:

September 20, 1972 : U.S. planes mine waters in northern Quang Tri

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 20, 1972 : U.S. planes mine waters in northern Quang Tri

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-planes-mine-waters-in-northern-quang-tri

  • Access Date

    October 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks