1973 in the Vietnam War
|1973 in the Vietnam War|
Hanoi Taxi the plane used to bring home American POWs from Hanoi
Anti-Communist forces:South Vietnam
Kingdom of Laos
Republic of China
Communist forces:North Vietnam
|Casualties and losses|
|US: 168 killed 
South Vietnam: Killed
- January 11, 1973
- January 22, 1973
- January 27, 1973
The Paris Peace Accords of 1973, intended to establish peace in Vietnam and an end to the Vietnam War, ended direct U.S. military involvement and temporarily stopped the fighting between north and south. The governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and the United States, as well as the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) that represented indigenous South Vietnamese revolutionaries signed the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam on January 27, 1973.
- February 12
Operation Homecoming was a series of diplomatic negotiations that in January 1973 made possible the return of 591 American prisoners of war held by North Vietnam. Starting on February 12, 1973, three C-141A transports flew to Hanoi, North Vietnam, and one C-9A aircraft was sent to Saigon, South Vietnam to pick up released prisoners of war. The first flight of 40 U.S. prisoners of war left Hanoi in a C-141A, later known as the "Hanoi Taxi" and now in a museum. From February 12 to April 4, there were 54 C-141 missions flying out of Hanoi, bringing the former POWs home.
- March 17
- March 29
- June 19, 1973
The Case–Church Amendment was legislation approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on 1973 that prohibited further U.S. military activity in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This ended direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War, although the U.S. continued to provide military equipment and economic support to the South Vietnamese government.
Operation End Sweep was a U.S. Navy operation to remove the naval mines from Haiphong harbor in North Vietnam in July 1973. This action was done in favor of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, abiding to the Paris Peace Accord.
- August 15
- November 7
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
Year in numbers
|Armed Force||KIA||Reference||Military costs - 1971||Military costs in 2015 US$||Reference|
|South Vietnam ARVN|
|United States US Forces||168|||
- Australia, Australian Defence Force (2010). "Australia in Vietnam" (PDF). Australian Defence Force. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
- Addington, Larry H. (2000). America's war in Vietnam: a short narrative history (2000 ed.). Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-21360-6. - Total pages: 191
- Solheim, Bruce Olav (2006). The Vietnam War era: a personal journey (2006 ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98308-0. - Total pages: 216
- Stanton, Shelby L. (2003). Vietnam order of battle (2003 ed.). Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-0071-2. - Total pages: 396
- Stephens, Andy (Feb 15, 1973). "Operation Homecoming marks end of Vietnam War". Bolling Air Force Base. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
- United States, Government (2010). "Statistical information about casualties of the Vietnam War". National Archives and Records Administration. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
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