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Today in
Vietnam War History

1954 - U.S. President Eisenhower approved a National Security Council paper entitled "review of a U.S. in the Far East." The paper supported the view that the United States should support Ngo Dinh Diem.

1971 - In Vietnam, General Duong Van Minh and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky withdrew from the October presidential election. They accused President Nguyen Van Thieu of rigging the election.

1974 - The U.S. Congress reduced military aid to South Vietnam from $1 billion to $700 million.

Vietnam War Quote

There is a simple prescription for peace--leave your neighbors alone."
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, May 22, 1964

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