August 29, 1972 : Nixon announces another troop reduction

Introduction

President Nixon sets December 1 as the target date for reducing U.S. troops strength in Vietnam by 12,000, to 27,000, an all-time low since the American troop buildup began in 1965.

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August 29, 1972 : Nixon announces another troop reduction

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    August 29, 1972 : Nixon announces another troop reduction

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-another-troop-reduction

  • Access Date

    October 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks