June 28, 1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam

Introduction

President Nixon announces that no more draftees will be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteer for such duty. He also announced that a force of 10,000 troops would be withdrawn by September 1, which would leave a total of 39,000 in Vietnam.

Article Details:

June 28, 1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    June 28, 1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-draftees-will-not-go-to-vietnam

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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    A+E Networks