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1 May 1970 - 30 June 1970
1 May 70
May Day, the traditional Communist holiday. A combined force of 15,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers attack NVA supply bases inside Cambodia. However, throughout this offensive, NVA and Viet Cong carefully avoid large-scale battles and instead withdraw westward, further into Cambodia, leaving behind their base camps containing huge stores of weapons and ammunition.
1 May 70
President Nixon calls anti-war students "bums blowing up campuses."
2 May 70
Nixon Orders Sweep - G.I.íS Attack in Cambodia
2 May 70
A.R.V.N. Push 3-Prong Drive    
2 May 70
Troops Alerted For Connecticut Trial    
2 May 70
American college campuses erupt in protest over the invasion of Cambodia.
3 May 70
Two NVA battalions of sappers launch atack on LZ Betty, Phan Thiet, to destroy assets of 1/50(M) and aviation assets of 2/1 Cav to prevent their use in Cambodian Incursion. Greenline is penetrated. Six US KIA. NVA attacks fails to achieve goals.
3 May 70
Plow Into Cambodia - Allied Tanks, Troops Slug Enemy
3 May 70
President, Congressmen in Showdown    
3 May 70
Nixon Praises G.I.íS, Hits Campus Bums    
3 May 70
Prayer Day For P.O.W.'S    
4 May 70
At Kent State University in Ohio, National Guardsmen shoot and kill four student protesters and wound nine. In response to the killings, over 400 colleges and universities across America shut down. In Washington, nearly 100,000 protesters surround various government buildings including the White House and historical monuments. On an impulse, President Nixon exits the White House and pays a late night surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial and chats with young protesters.
6 May 70
4 Die in Clash on Campus    
6 May 70
New Air Raids on N. Viet Halted    
6 May 70
Big Catch in The Fishhook: 500 Huts, Tons of Rice, Arms
6 May 70
In Saigon over the past week, 450 civilians were killed during Viet Cong terrorist raids throughout the city, the highest weekly death toll to date.
9 May 70
G.I.íS Capture 'Major Base'    
9 May 70
Protests Shut 136 Colleges    
9 May 70
Epitaph For A Soldier - L.Z. Phillips    
9 May 70
Comb Massive N.V.A. Camp    
11 May 70
60,000 Tell White House: Peace Now' in Indochina
11 May 70
U.S., Viet Forces Make New Stab Into Cambodia
14 May 70
All Combat G.I.íS Out By June '71: Laird    
14 May 70
6 Die, 60 Hurt in Georgia Race Riot    
19 May 70
Reinforce Key Town - 3 Viet Divisions Cross Line, Link With Cambodians
3 Jun 70
NVA begin a new offensive toward Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The U.S. provides air strikes to prevent the defeat of Lon Nol's inexperienced young troops.
9 Jun 70
Thais Paid By U.S. For Viet Troops    
9 Jun 70
CIA Cover-Up in Laos Admitted    
9 Jun 70
Reds Seize Airport Near Angkor Wat    
22 Jun 70
American usage of jungle defoliants in Vietnam is halted.
24 Jun 70
The U.S. Senate repeals the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
26 Jun 70
Senate Votes to Repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
30 Jun 70
U.S. troops withdraw from Cambodia. Over 350 Americans died during the incursion.
     
 
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