Ken Hughes's Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the PDF

By Ken Hughes

In his commonly acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the
most sensible account but of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam
struggle negotiations"-- Washington Post), Ken Hughes printed the roots of
the covert task that culminated in Watergate. In Fatal Politics, Hughes
turns to the ultimate years of the warfare and Nixon’s reelection bid of 1972 to show the
president’s darkest secret.

While Nixon publicly
promised to maintain American troops in Vietnam simply till the South Vietnamese may well take their
position, he privately agreed together with his best army, diplomatic, and intelligence advisers that
Saigon might by no means live to tell the tale with no American boots at the flooring. Afraid preelection fall
of Saigon could scuttle his probabilities for a moment time period, Nixon placed his reelection above the lives
of yank infantrymen. suspending the inevitable, he stored the USA within the conflict into the fourth year
of his presidency. even as, Nixon negotiated a "decent period" deal with
the Communists to place a face-saving yr or among his ultimate withdrawal and Saigon’s
cave in. in the event that they waited that lengthy, Nixon secretly guaranteed North Vietnam’s leader sponsors
in Moscow and Beijing, the North may triumph over the South with none worry that the United States
could intrude to reserve it. The humiliating defeat that haunts americans to at the present time used to be built
into Nixon’s go out process. Worse, the parable that Nixon used to be successful the battle ahead of Congress
"tied his arms" has led coverage makers to conform strategies from America’s final
years in Vietnam to the twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, prolonging both
wars with out successful either.

Forty years after the autumn of
Saigon, and drawing on greater than a decade spent learning Nixon’s secretly recorded Oval
place of work tapes--the such a lot entire, exact, and illuminating checklist of any presidency in
historical past, a lot of it by no means transcribed till now-- Fatal Politics tells a
tale of political manipulation and betrayal that would switch how american citizens be mindful Vietnam.
Fatal Politics is additionally on hand as a unique ebook that enables the reader
to maneuver seamlessly from the ebook to transcripts and audio records of those historic

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