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Unformatted text preview: o Ends up to be a tactical failure 8 out of 10 soldiers dies o Politically turns the US against the war effort o Makes Westmoreland look dumb for saying that he could see the light at the end of the tunnel The Election of 1968 o (R) Richard Nixon won Promised a secret plan to end the war o Hubert H. Humphrey (D) o Vietnamisation The ARVN (the army of SV) were to be trained, strengthened, and brought up by the US army To fight against NV Nixon continued to bomb NV so they come to surrender o Brings them to the table 1969-1973 US takes troops out of NV March 29 th 1973 January 27 th 1973 sign treaty (cease fire) 1975 NV launch a full scale attack on SV April 30, 1975 o Tanks of NV take over the capital of SV 2 million died on both sides US lost the war...
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