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Nixon Doctrine


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Richard Milhous Nixon (1913—1994) American Republican statesman, 37th President of the US 1969–74

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(USA) Announced by Richard Nixon in June 1969, it asserted that the USA would disengage its troops from mainland Asia, even if this threatened domestic stability there. Nixon had been elected in 1968 on a platform which included a pledge to end the Vietnam War in a ‘peace with honor’. Part of his policy for bringing this about was the policy of ‘Vietnamization’—the gradual withdrawal of US troops and the assumption of the burden of fighting in the war by troops of the Republic of South Vietnam.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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