September 19, 1969 : Nixon cancels draft calls for November and December

Introduction

President Nixon announces the cancellation of the draft calls for November and December. He reduced the draft call by 50,000 (32,000 in November and 18,000 in December). This move accompanied his twin program of turning the war over to the South Vietnamese concurrent with U.S. troop withdrawals and was calculated to quell antiwar protests by students returning to college campuses after the summer.

Article Details:

September 19, 1969 : Nixon cancels draft calls for November and December

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 19, 1969 : Nixon cancels draft calls for November and December

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-cancels-draft-calls-for-november-and-december

  • Access Date

    October 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks