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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Peace Accords, described by Nixon as “peace with honor” were concluded during his administration, and U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam.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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