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Operation JUNCTION CITY was a large "search-and-destroy" operation of the Vietnam War, starting on February 21, 1967 and lasting for 72 days. It directly followed Operation CEDAR FALLS[1] With a force of 30,000 U.S. Army and 5,000 ARVN soldiers, it took place in Tay Ninh province, north of Saigon. The goals were to destroy bases in what was termed War Zone C, and, if possible, to locate and destroy the Central Office for South Viet Nam (COSVN), the Communist headquarters for South Vietnam.

It involved the only large-unit parachute jump of the war, by elements of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.


  1. Rogers, Bernard William (1973), Vietnam Studies: CEDAR FALLS-JUNCTION CITY: a Turning Point, Center for Military History, Department of the Army