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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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- Fall '08
- Vietnam War, Nv, AK-57 William Westmoreland, brown beating politicians