How did Nixon try to win the war?
1968 peace takjs, American troops left 69-72, more bombs were dropped. Third tactic was to use diplomacy to decrease Soviet and Chinese support for North Vietnam. He used detente: using diplomatic, economic, and cultural contacts to improve US relations with China and the Soviet Union. Once trade relations normalized and a arms limitation agreement, China and Soviets pressured Hanoi to seek a negotiated peace. 4th tactical component: Intiated a secret bombing campaign to cut off supplies through the ho chi minh trail. (backfired and Cambodia where Khmer ROugh, communist rebels assummed power there and unleashed a wave of murders. Campuses protested and in Kent Ohio guardsmen were sent to control the crowd which resulted in 4 dead and 9 wounded from bullets. Still determined, Nixon attacked Laos in 71. Men in vietnam used pot, opium, and herion and also fragging (enlisted me attacked officers with granades)/ Leaked papers from the pentagon about the illigitamacy of Kennedy and Truman of the start of the war came out. Many blamed Nixon.