Indo-china: The Watergate Connection

Even though Watergate had some incredibly far-reaching ramifications, it nonetheless comes as a surprise to learn that the scandal played a significant role in the course of the Viet Nam War as well. In April 1973, less than three months after the Paris agreement was signed, the Nixon Administration decided to end the truce by resuming U.S. bombing raids against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces. Reason: scarcely had the treaty gone into effect when Hanoi began violating it. According to a secret report to the White House, the North Vietnamese began installing surface-to-air missiles around...

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