And The Saigon Government Has Pledged To Accept The Result

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And the Saigon Government has pledged to accept the result of the elections.” It was because of this that he announces the Nixon Doctrine, with this he limits US involvement in wars by stating that the nation would send support through aid and other means but no more ground troops would be sent. “Well, in accordance with this wise counsel, I laid down in Guam three principles as guidelines for future American policy toward Asia: First, the United States will keep all of its treaty commitments. Second, we shall provide a shield if a nuclear power threatens the freedom of a nation allied with us or of a nation whose survival we consider vital to our security. Third, in cases involving other types of aggression, we shall furnish military…show more content…
As I have indicated on several occasions, the rate of withdrawal will depend on developments on three fronts. One of these is the progress which can be or might be made in the Paris talks. An announcement of a fixed timetable for our withdrawal would completely remove any incentive for the enemy to negotiate an agreement. They would simply wait until our forces had withdrawn and then move in.” While clearing up any confusion that could be had by the public it gave Nixon an open timetable and shifted blame, if need be, away from his administration and pinned it on other countries. Nixon also faced many challenges in 1969 after taking office the Johnson Administration had plans in place and planned to give up on the war and pulling out. “But as he entered office, he found that by the end of the Johnson administration, the goal of victory had been abandoned and a commitment had been made to end the bombing of North Vietnam.” This set his strategy back because it was the opposite of his promise to end the war with peace and honor. Adding into this was the fact that the leader of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, would not accept any terms of the agreements proposed unless the US surrendered and withdrew. “Soon after my election, through an individual who is directly in contact…. I made two private offers for a rapid, comprehensive settlement. Hanoi’s replies called in effect for our surrender before negotiations.” This

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