Agnew, furious at the media's treatment of Nixon's November 3 national address, charged that the "small and unelected elite" of television producers--"their minds...
The operation begins primarily as a diplomatic signal to impress Hanoi with America's determination and as a means of bolstering the sagging morale of the South Vietnamese.
Report of Songmy Incident Wins a Pulitzer for Hersh
February 24, 1965: The US implements , a series of intense bombing campaigns lasting from February 1965 until October 1968.
military advisors and to send 8000 combat soldiers.
A article (February 10, 1969) termed the chemical "the fiery essence of all that is horrible about the war in Vietnam." April 7, 1965: President Johnson gives a major Vietnam address at Johns Hopkins University, in response to the growing campus protest activity.
This is our good fortune..." January 12, 1962: The U.S.
 UC Berkeley student activists, many of whom had recently returned to college from a summer of civil rights activities in the South, come into conflict with university administration over the right to use university facilities for political advocacy.
Army Air Force lauches Operation Ranch Hand.
In the political sphere, the proposed changes to the Soviet constitution, legal system, and party rules amount to much less than the establishment of a liberal state. Gorbachev has spoken of democratization primarily in the sphere of internal party affairs, and has shown little intention of ending the Communist party's monopoly of power; indeed, the political reform seeks to legitimize and therefore strengthen the CPSU'S rule. Nonetheless, the general principles underlying many of the reforms - that the "people" should be truly responsible for their own affairs, that higher political bodies should be answerable to lower ones, and not vice versa, that the rule of law should prevail over arbitrary police actions, with separation of powers and an independent judiciary, that there should be legal protection for property rights, the need for open discussion of public issues and the right of public dissent, the empowering of the Soviets as a forum in which the whole Soviet people can participate, and of a political culture that is more tolerant and pluralistic - come from a source fundamentally alien to the USSR's Marxist-Leninist tradition, even if they are incompletely articulated and poorly implemented in practice.
President Diem and his brother Nhu escape unharmed.
(: , April 8, 1965) [UC Berkeley users only)May 1965: The Gallup Poll shows that only 48% of the US respondants feel that the US Government is handling the Vietnam conflict effectively; 28% feel that the situation was being handled badly; the balance have no opinion.
spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
Senate Debate on the Resolution, August 5, 1964 May 2, 1964: The first major student demonstrations against the Vietnam take place in New York City.