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Post  jukido on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm

The most immediate task facing President Nixon was a resolution of the Vietnam War. He initially escalated the conflict, overseeing incursions into neighboring countries, though American military personnel were gradually withdrawn and he successfully negotiated a ceasefire with North Vietnam in 1973, effectively ending American involvement in the war. His foreign policy initiatives were largely successful: his groundbreaking visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 opened diplomatic relations between the two nations, and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union. The revelations that the Nixon administration ignored reports it received of the genocidal activities of the Pakistani Army in East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, most notably through the Blood telegram, prompted widespread criticism and condemnation both by Congress and in the international press.[1][2][3]



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