Wars, conflicts and strategy on 4 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 4, 2019

598: During the Goguryeo-Sui War, Emperor Wendi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/the-goguryeo-sui-wars.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Goguryeo-Sui_Wars

1942: The -Chinese Expeditionary Army withdraw from Burma to India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Force
http://www.cbi-theater.com/cai/cai.html

1942-08-04 Chinese Expedition Army leave for India

1947: In Indonesia, a ceasefire is agreed to by Dutch and Sukarno, but is ignored in the field. Dutch declare “Van Mook line” at the edge of their military advances in Java and Sumatra

1950: The Soviet Union delegate at United Nations demands the withdrawal of all foreign troops from South Korea

1952: In the Pacific Council, first meeting for the defense of Japan by USA, New-Zealand and Australia that found a standing political council

1953: US president Eisenhower warns that the situation in Asia is becoming very ominous for the United States

1959: In Laos, the state of emergency is proclaimed and the government asks United Nation General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold for help

1964: Reported North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack (second Gulf of Tonkin incident) result in retaliation strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reported-north-vietnamese-pt-boat-attacks-result-in-retaliation-strikes
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/speech-3998

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8-ffiYyzA

1969: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secret-negotiations-are-initiated-in-paris

1975: The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hMUy-xKW3k

1997: North Korea hands over the remains of four American soldiers killed in action during the Korea War

2001: In Moscow, summit between Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il

2006: Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF)
http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/2006_trincomalee_massacre_of_ngo_workers

2008: An attack, lead by two men, on a border police station at Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) leaves 16 policemen dead and 16 hurt
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/2008843587330723.html

2012: The United States accuse China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/08/2012842515308572.html

 



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