U.S. Ends Involvement in Vietnam . 1968 - 1975. Nixon elected in 1968. Johnson does not run Public increasingly anti-war Nixon has secret plan for getting us out of Vietnam Represented the “Silent Majority”
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1968 - 1975
They are asked to seek peace by making war; to seek withdrawal of our troops by enlarging the arena of combat; to diminish American casualties by sending more young men to their death.”
-- Editorial Page from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 3, 1970Public Debate Continues….
Falls apart when Thieu refuses to sign
Nixon continues bombing N. Vietnam to push Hanoi into negotiations
January 1973 N.Viet returns to bargaining table
Same conditions are agreed upon but this time w/ US pressure Thieu signs
Why was this not negotiated in 1968 – the first time around?“Peace is at Hand”– Kissinger 1972