Henry A. Kissinger Speeches & Audio

Ford Offers Clemency to Draft Evaders

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Ford Offers Clemency to Draft Evaders

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On September 16, 1974, President Gerald Ford signed a proclamation that would offer Vietnam War draft evaders the chance to earn clemency by performing alternative service for their country. In a speech to the American people, Ford defends his decision as one that's best for the nation.

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