January 05, 1969 : Lodge succeeds Harriman as chief negotiator

Introduction

President-elect Richard Nixon names Henry Cabot Lodge to succeed W. Averell Harriman as chief U.S. negotiator at the Paris peace talks. Lawrence Edward Walsh, a New York lawyer and former deputy attorney general, was named deputy chief negotiator to replace Cyrus R. Vance. Marshall Green, an Asian affairs expert and ambassador to Indonesia, was assigned to assist the negotiating team. The peace talks started on May 10, 1968, but had been plagued from the beginning by procedural questions that inhibited any meaningful negotiations or progress. Unfortunately, the change in personnel had no effect in fostering more meaningful negotiations.

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January 05, 1969 : Lodge succeeds Harriman as chief negotiator

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    2009

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    January 05, 1969 : Lodge succeeds Harriman as chief negotiator

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    November 20, 2017

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