July 25, 1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine

Introduction

President Richard Nixon, at a briefing in Guam for the news media accompanying him on his trip to Asia, discusses at length the future role the United States should play in Asia and the Pacific region after the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Nixon said that while the United States would continue to have primary responsibility for the defense of its allies against nuclear attack, the noncommunist Asian nations would have to bear the burden of their own defense against conventional attack and assume responsibility for internal security. The president’s remarks were nicknamed the “Nixon Doctrine.”

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July 25, 1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine

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    History.com Staff

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    July 25, 1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-new-doctrine

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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