Paris Peace Accords
Jan 1973- agreement which temporarily ended the vietnam war and ended direct military involvement of the U.S. in vietnam.The U.S. wanted: ceasefire, POW's returned, and for Saigon goverment to remain in power. The North Vietnamese wanted: unilateral withdrawal of American troops while NVA and VC troops remained in South Vietnam, a bombing halt, the overthrow of South Vietnamese government, and for the National Liberation Front to be active in South Vietnamese government. Lee Duc Tho wouldn't budge, but in a series of secret meetings with kissinger, the terms owuld eventuall be signed by all parties. War would resume soon after american forces departed, and the South Vietnamese capital city of Saigon fell to communist on April 30, 1975 ending three decades of war.