Vietnam: A Television History: Season 1, Episode 8

Vietnamizing the War: 1969-1973 (1983)

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By Christmas 1969, American troops were being withdrawn under President Nixon's policy of having more of the ground fighting transferred to the South Vietnamese army. That year as many as ... See full summary »

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Jane Barton ...
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Diem Bui ...
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William Colby ...
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Van Son Dang ...
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Cuong Do ...
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Bob Franco ...
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Frank Hickey ...
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Duc Nha Hoang ...
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Philip Key ...
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Cao Ky Nguyen ...
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By Christmas 1969, American troops were being withdrawn under President Nixon's policy of having more of the ground fighting transferred to the South Vietnamese army. That year as many as 4000 South Vietnamese soldiers were being killed every week. The South Vietnamese government was recognized by most countries in the West and had survived for 15 years on more than $100 billion in US aid. At its peak, US troops numbered 500,000. The Vietnamese economy was overheated and the black market and prostitution thrived. The Paris peace talks had not stopped the bombing in South Vietnam as forces attempted to eliminate the Viet Cong but many native South Vietnamese were fighting for the VC. In two years the number of American troops were reduced by over 300,000. In 1969, more than 9,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam; the following year that number was cut in half. South Vietnamese President Thieu was not popular and protests began against his government. The anti-war sentiment was growing ... Written by garykmcd

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