The nixon administration pushed forth a number of his

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Unformatted text preview: up and we were castrated...The second tragedy was that we were not permitted to enforce the agreement.... I think it's reasonable to assume he [Nixon] would have bombed them during April." Prior to the release of these secret statements Nixon and Kissinger were credited with defeating the North Vietnamese offensive of 1972, bringing the return of the American POW's, and the withdrawal of the 55,000 American troops without any further action in Vietnam. Nixon had secretly promised Thieu, the president of South Vietnam "If Hanoi fails to abide by the terms of this agreement, it is my intention to take swift and severe retaliatory action" (Nixon 375). While the many secret negotiations of the Paris Peace Accords went unrevealed Nixon and Kissinger had ma...
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