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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Operation Birmingham Begins

April - May 1966 two months
Operation Birmingham Begins

In Operation Birmingham, more than 5,000 U.S. troops, backed by huge numbers of helicopters and armored vehicles, sweep the area around north of Saigon. There are small-scale actions between both armies, but over a three-week period, only 100 Viet Cong are killed. Most battles are dictated by the Viet Cong, who prove elusive.

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