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Are We Becoming the Enemy?. Charlie Company, 1 st Battalion, 20 th Infantry. Mylai Massacre, 1968 200-500 unarmed villagers. Lt. William Calley, Platoon Leader. Nixon in Vietnam. Nixon’s 1968 Campaign promised an end to the war: Peace with Honor

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are we becoming the enemy
Are We Becoming the Enemy?

Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry

  • Mylai Massacre, 1968
  • 200-500 unarmed villagers
  • Lt. William Calley, Platoon Leader
nixon in vietnam
Nixon in Vietnam
  • Nixon’s 1968 Campaign promised an end to the war: Peace with Honor
    • Appealed to the great “Silent Majority”
  • Vietnamization
  • Expansion of the conflict – The “Secret War”
    • Cambodia
    • Laos
  • Agent Orange – chemical defoliant
the ceasefire 1973
The Ceasefire, 1973
  • Peace is at hand – Kissinger, 1972
    • North Vietnam attacks South
    • Most Massive U.S. bombing commences
  • 1973: Ceasefire signed between
    • U.S., South Vietnam, & North Vietnam
  • Peace with honor (Nixon)
slide4

Peace Negotiations

  • US & Vietnamese argue for 5 mo. over size of conference table.

Dr. Henry Kissinger & Le Duc Tho

the ceasefire 19731
The Ceasefire, 1973
  • Conditions:
    • U.S. to remove all troops
    • North Vietnam could leave troops already in S.V.
    • North Vietnam would resume war
    • provision for POWs or MIAs
  • Last American troops left South Vietnam on March 29, 1973
  • 1975: North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam
  • Saigon renamed Ho Chi Minh City
slide6

The Fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975

America Abandons Its Embassy

the costs
The Costs
  • 3,000,000 Vietnamese killed
  • 58,000 Americans killed; 300,000 wounded
  • Under-funding of Great Society programs
  • $150,000,000,000 in U.S. spending
  • U.S. morale, self-confidence, trust of government, decimated
the impact
The Impact
  • 26th Amendment: 18-year-olds vote
  • Nixon abolished the draft--> all-volunteer army
  • War Powers Act, 1973٭
    • President must notify Congress within 48 hours of deploying military force
    • President must withdraw forces unless he gains Congressional approval within 90 days
  • Disregard for Veterans --> seen as “baby killers”
  • POW/MIA issue lingered
lessons for u s presidents
Lessons for U.S. Presidents
  • Wars must be of short duration
  • Wars must yield few American casualties
  • Restrict media access to battlefields
  • Develop and maintain Congressional and public support
  • Set clear, winnable goals
  • Set deadline for troop withdrawals