United States the war continued for several years before reaching a conclusion. I learned this week that there were many contributing factors that led to the United States withdrawal from Vietnam. One key factor that contributed was the Tet Offensive. During Tet, the United States support percentages for the war plummeted due to Johnson’s conduct during Tet and media coverage that widened the credibility gap. Uprising was an economic crisis due to war spending costing the United States $3.6 billion per year.; “The Gold Crisis” added fuel to the fire when the United States lost $372 million in gold trading creating detrimental effects to the United States dollar. Following Johnson, President Nixon’s objectives resembled those of his predecessors. Unable to end the war by force Nixon found himself without a containment policy and Vietnamization was his next desperate attempt towards a conclusion. Nixon began to withdraw U.S. troops in the early 1970’s. He increased bombing raids and ground operations
into Cambodia and Laos to destroy enemy supply routes. There were many contributing factors that forced the United States into withdrawal. The final events that led to our absence in Vietnam after 1974 were; the peace agreements signed in Paris in 1973 by the United States, North and South Vietnam and the Vietcong ending United States involvement in Vietnam. The agreements included a cease-fire throughout Vietnam (later violated), the extraction of U.S. forces, the freedom of prisoners of war, and
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- Summer '18
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