In a televised speech, President Richard Nixon announces a five-point proposal to end the war, based on a “standstill” cease-fire in place in South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He proposed eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces, unconditional release of prisoners of war, and political solutions reflecting the will of the South Vietnamese people. Nixon said that the Communist proposals for the ouster of Nguyen Van Thieu, Nguyen Cao Ky, and Tran Thiem Van Thieu were “totally unacceptable” and rejected them. These proposals were well received at home, but were rejected by the Communists a few days later.
Battle of Darbytown Road (Johnson’s Farm)
A Confederate attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond, Virginia,is thwarted when Union troops turn back General Robert E. Lee’s assault at the Battle ofDarbytown. In the summer of 1864, the campaign between Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant ground to a ...read more