While nixon had blamed congress for his inability to

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Unformatted text preview: h Nixon had claimed "I would only suggest that based on my actions over the past four years, the North Vietnamese should not lightly disregard such expressions of concern, when they are made with regard to a violation," in response to the North Vietnamese invasion into Saigon. At this time Nixon had still had the authority to hold retaliation for North Vietnam's actions as a threat, but the public opinion and the opinion of congress had quickly turned. On August 15th, 1973 the Congress had denied the U.S. bombing of Cambodia and required the approval of congress in order to take military action in any part of Indochina. Between this bill and the Watergate scandal the authority of the Nixon administration had weakened significantly. The underlying though among the congress members and many U.S. officials was that N...
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2013 for the course PHIL 40118 taught by Professor Lott during the Winter '12 term at Loyola New Orleans.

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