October 23, 1972 : U.S. negotiators ask for further talks in Paris

Introduction

Citing difficulties with South Vietnamese President Thieu, U.S. negotiators cable Hanoi requesting further negotiations in Paris over the proposed draft peace accord.

Thieu felt that he was being sold out by the United States to secure a peace agreement at any terms. President Richard Nixon and chief negotiator Henry Kissinger were attempting to craft a peace agreement that would satisfy Thieu but also bring the war to an end so that the rest of U.S. forces could be disengaged. In an attempt to show good faith to the North Vietnamese, Nixon suspended the Linebacker raids against Hanoi and Haiphong that had been initiated when the North Vietnamese had launched their Easter Offensive earlier in the year.

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October 23, 1972 : U.S. negotiators ask for further talks in Paris

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    2009

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    October 23, 1972 : U.S. negotiators ask for further talks in Paris

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    October 24, 2017

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