Saigon in memoriam

Saigon in memoriam

President Nixon’s achievement of “Peace with Honor” with North Vietnam came crashing down with the Fall of Saigon forty years ago this week.  Three North Vietnamese Army regiments seized the South Vietnamese capitol virtually unopposed and crashed the gates of the Presidential Palace soon after the U.S. diplomatic contingent evacuated the embassy along with as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could take with them. File photo File photo For anyone in the information loop during the high level U.S. negotiations with North Vietnam in 1972-73, this was not unexpected as it was the end result of not only a process but a tacit agreement made by then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the North Vietnamese via Chinese Prime Minister Zhou...

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