Nixon Announces Invasion of Cambodia


C Troop 1/9th Led the Way

President Richard M. Nixon authorized the incursion of U.S. Military forces (accompanied by Republic of South Vietnam forces) into Cambodia in order to disrupt the supply lines of the Vietcong and to destroy their bases in Cambodia being used to support operations in South Vietnam. The incursion, which began May 1st, 1970 and lasted until the end of June, had limited tactical success but aroused strong opposition among anti-Vietnam War groups in the United States and led to several large demonstrations…

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