Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 August in Asian history

1966-08-18 Long Tan

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 18, 2019

1945: Soviet forces start to occupy Kuril Islands

1952: At Moscow, opening of a Sino-Soviet conference to review the 1950 treaties

1965: In the Vietnam War, Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war


http://www.operationstarlite.com/history.html
http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,Leatherneck_050815_Starlite,00.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYqS1dHy5lY

1966: In Vietnam War, the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong

1966-08-18 Long Tan
https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/history-in-focus/the-battle-of-long-tan
http://battleoflongtan.com/film/battle-long-tan-documentary/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ4txHAK6g4

1971: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam

1975: Insurrection in the Portuguese province of East-Timor for independence

1976: In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers
http://adst.org/2014/12/the-bizarre-north-korean-axe-murders/
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b3a_1364016646
https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/comments/5rn570/a_video_on_the_poplar_tree_incident_of_1976_in/

2001: North Korea leader Kim Jong-il comes back to Pyongyang after a twenty five-day trip to Russia by train

2005: The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4162054.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Mission_2005
http://english.sina.com/z/050822mission/index.shtml

2006: In Afghanistan, foundation of the United National Front, a new political party formed by warlords



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