August 05, 1974 : Congress cuts military aid to South Vietnam

Introduction

Congress places a $1 billion ceiling on military aid to South Vietnam for fiscal year 1974. This figure was trimmed further to $700 million by August 11. Military aid to South Vietnam in fiscal year 1973 was $2.8 billion; in 1975 it would be cut to $300 million. Once aid was cut, it took the North Vietnamese only 55 days to defeat the South Vietnamese forces when they launched their final offensive in 1975.

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August 05, 1974 : Congress cuts military aid to South Vietnam

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    2009

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    August 05, 1974 : Congress cuts military aid to South Vietnam

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    November 20, 2017

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