February 03, 1970 : Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings

Introduction

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings on the conduct of the war by the Nixon administration. Senator Charles Goodell (R-New York) said that Vietnamization (President Richard Nixon’s program to transfer war responsibility to the South Vietnamese) had been a “great public relations success.” Taking exception with Senator Goodell’s assessment, Senators Harold Hughes (D-Iowa), Thomas Eagleton (D-Missouri), and Alan Cranston (D-California) testified in support of a Senate resolution calling for the termination of the American commitment to South Vietnam unless the Saigon government took steps to broaden its cabinet, stop press censorship, and release political prisoners.

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February 03, 1970 : Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings

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    2009

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    February 03, 1970 : Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings

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    November 20, 2017

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