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1969: President Nixon’s Unexpected Visit to Vietnam during the War

1969: President Nixon’s Unexpected Visit to Vietnam during the War
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  • Historical event:
  • 30 July 1969
  • Nixon spent only five and a half hours in Vietnam, during which time he met with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.

On this day in 1969, President Nixon unexpectedly visited Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

It was his first foreign tour since he became president of the United States.

He spent only five and a half hours in Vietnam, during which time he met with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.

They allegedly discussed possible ways to withdraw American troops from Vietnam.

On that occasion, besides the President of South Vietnam, Nixon also met with U.S. military commanders stationed in Vietnam.

He also briefly visited American troops located in Di An, south of Saigon.

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