Peace Agreement Vietnam 1973

The increase in public criticism of the war has been one of the reasons for the growing pressure to find a peaceful solution. The financial cost was also a factor that global policy – Nixon`s doctrine (1969) showed that the president was less interested in containment and would only use American troops if the United States were directly threatened. Nixon was also increasingly seeking to cooperate better with the USSR and the Chinese – anti-communist battles were less urgent than at the beginning of the Vietnam War. Nixon had secretly promised that he would use air power to support the South Vietnamese government if necessary. At his confirmation hearings in June 1973, The Minister of Defense, James Schlesinger, was severely criticized by some senators, After saying that he would recommend the resumption of American bombing in northern Vietnam if North Vietnam were to launch a large-scale offensive against South Vietnam, but by August 15, 1973, 95% of american troops and their allies had left Vietnam (north and south) as well as Cambodia and Laos under change of the church. The amendment, passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1973, prohibited other U.S. military activities in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia unless the president secured congressional approval in advance. During this period, however, Nixon was removed from office because of the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation in 1974. When the North Vietnamese launched their last offensive in early 1975, the U.S. Congress refused to provide additional military support to South Vietnam because it led strong American resistance to the war and the loss of American equipment in the North through the withdrawal of troops from the South.

He then resigned, accusing the United States of treason in a televised and radio address: despite candidate Nixon`s promise of “Peace with Honor,” the blockade would last three and a half years of secret public meetings in Paris. Two key issues had been blocked by both sides. Washington wanted all the troops from northern south Vietnam; Hanoi rejected any provisional government in South Vietnam, in which its leader, Nguyen Van Thieu, participated. In June 1969, the first troop withdrawals were made by the United States as part of its “Vietnamization Plan,” under which the South Vietnamese would gradually assume full military responsibility during the war, while continuing to be supplied by the United States.