August 20, 1974 : Military aid to Saigon slashed

Introduction

In the wake of Nixon’s resignation, Congress reduces military aid to South Vietnam from $1 billion to $700 million. This was one of several actions that signaled the North Vietnamese that the United States was backing away from its commitment to South Vietnam.

Article Details:

August 20, 1974 : Military aid to Saigon slashed

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 20, 1974 : Military aid to Saigon slashed

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-aid-to-saigon-slashed

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks