Decades of Chang6

Decades of Chang6 - military draft which had caused so much campus discontent was all but dead A cease-fire negotiated for the United States by

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   NIXON, VIETNAM, AND THE COLD WAR Determined to achieve “peace with honor,” Nixon slowly withdrew American troops while  redoubling efforts to equip the South Vietnamese army to carry on the fight.  He also  ordered strong American offensive actions. The most important of these was an  invasion of Cambodia in 1970 to cut off North Vietnamese supply lines to South  Vietnam. This led to another round of protests and demonstrations.  Students in many  universities took to the streets.  At Kent State in Ohio, the national guard troops who had  been called in to restore order panicked and killed four students. By the fall of 1972, however, troop strength in Vietnam was below 50,000 and the 
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Unformatted text preview: military draft, which had caused so much campus discontent, was all but dead. A cease-fire, negotiated for the United States by Nixon's national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, was signed in 1973. Although American troops departed, the war lingered on into the spring of 1975, when Congress cut off assistance to South Vietnam and North Vietnam consolidated its control over the entire country. The war left Vietnam devastated, with millions maimed or killed. It also left the United States traumatized. The nation had spent over $150,000-million in a losing effort that cost more than 58,000 American lives. Americans were no longer united by a widely held Cold War consensus, and became wary of further foreign entanglements....
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