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Feb 17: Today in History Feature

Feb 17 history

On this day in 1979, 250,000 Chinese troops supported by 200 tanks invaded Vietnam. To hold off the Chinese, Hanoi marshalled 150,000 local militia and border guards who employed guerrilla tactics. After 27 days of fighting, approximately 60,000 Chinese soldiers and 20,000 Vietnamese were killed. China claimed victory but were repulsed and fled the county. […]

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