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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Johnson Orders Retaliation for NLF Attacks

February 7, 1965
Johnson Orders Retaliation for NLF Attacks

A U.S. helicopter base and advisory compound in the central highlands of South Vietnam is attacked by NLF commandos. Nine Americans are killed and more than 70 are wounded. President Johnson immediately orders U.S. Navy fighter-bombers to attack military targets just inside North Vietnam.

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