U.S. President Richard Nixon addresses nation about Vietnam War, from White House, Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1969, November 3 Duration:10 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Stand of U.S. President Richard Nixon on Vietnam War. President Nixon addresses the nation about the Vietnam War from White House. He explains what has been described as "The Nixon Doctrine" regarding U.S. involvement in war, foreign policy support, and defense of freedom. He discusses the concept of helping other nations fight wars, rather than fighting wars for them. He illustrates this approach in describing U.S. efforts in Vietnam. He promises that 20% of U.S. combat forces will return by mid December. He notes he will not reveal withdrawal decisions that will compromise efforts at the Paris talks. He indicates he will pursue a path seeking a just peace through a negotiated settlement or through continued vietnamization.
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