Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On This Day In History In 1973 American Combat Troops Withdrew From South Vietnam


As History.com notes, on this day in 1973 all American combat troops withdrew from South Vietnam.

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end. In Saigon, some 7,000 U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees remained behind to aid South Vietnam in conducting what looked to be a fierce and ongoing war with communist North Vietnam 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-withdraws-from-vietnam?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-0329-03292016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=33580635&kx_EmailCampaignID=3677&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-0329-03292016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on the Vietnam War via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2012/02/look-back-at-vietnam-war-and-lessons.html

And you can watch a short video on the Vietnam War via the below link:

https://www.prageru.com/courses/history/truth-about-vietnam-war#.VE9Cbpco6M8

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