50 years ago today: 'U.S. discloses: Aid rolling to Vietnam'
Published: November 18, 2011
Hard to believe, but we’re starting to hit a point where just about every day will be the 50th anniversary of something that happened during the Vietnam War.
On Nov. 18, 1961, this was the lead story on the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripes:
U.S. Discloses: AID ROLLING TO VIETNAM
WASHINGTON (UPI)-Secretary of State Dean Rusk said Friday the communist campaign of propaganda, infiltration and subversion in the Republic of Vietnam is a threat to world peace and the United States is taking steps to meet it. He said the United States is speeding up delivery of arms and intensifying, training of the South Vietnamese armed forces to resist what he called a "determined, ruthless campaign" of communist terror and subversion directed by north Vietnam.
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