August 22, 1968 : VC repudiates Johnson’s peace overture

Introduction

For the first time in two months, Viet Cong forces launch a rocket attack on Saigon, killing 18 and wounding 59. Administration officials denounced the attack as a direct repudiation of President Johnson’s speech of August 19, in which he appealed to the North Vietnamese to respond favorably to his limitation of the air campaign north of the DMZ.

Article Details:

August 22, 1968 : VC repudiates Johnson’s peace overture

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 22, 1968 : VC repudiates Johnson’s peace overture

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vc-repudiates-johnsons-peace-overture

  • Access Date

    December 18, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks