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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon served as vice president of the United States in the Eisenhower administration and later as president of the United States during U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Nixon’s decision to heavily bomb North Vietnam in an effort to force the communists to the negotiating table drew a storm of criticism. The Paris Peace Accords, described by Nixon as “peace with honor” were concluded during his administration, and U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam.

Nixon’s Bizarre Last Year

Nixon’s Bizarre Last Year

In late 1973, the politically isolated president Richard Nixon reportedly asked the Joint Chiefs whether military support was available to keep him in power.   More »



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The Nightmare Mission Into Laos: Operation Lam Son 719

The Nightmare Mission Into Laos: Operation Lam Son 719

During Operation Lam Son 719, the South Vietnamese raid into the Laotian panhandle, commanders learned first-hand how tenacious the North Vietnamese could be.

How Juan Pujol Garcia (a.k.a. “Garbo”) Made The D-Day Invasion Happen

How Juan Pujol Garcia (a.k.a. “Garbo”) Made The D-Day Invasion Happen

Double Agent Juan Pujol Garcia—a.k.a. ‘Garbo’—helped the Allies mislead the Germans as to the actual D-Day invasion landing site.

Union General John T. Croxton’s Southern Odyssey

Union General John T. Croxton’s Southern Odyssey

After being separated from Wilson’s corps, Union General John T. Croxton embarked on a 31-day odyssey spanning 653 miles, crossing four major rivers.

A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

Below, the fox terrier ‘Salvo’ prepares for a drop over England. Military dogs played a key role in morale and companionship throughout the war.

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