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Was Nixon's Vietnam claim right before the 1968 election true?

Unless a particular Air Force General 'fesses up in an autobiography, the first question is unanswerable. On the second question, absolutely that was happening. It had been happening for years, ...
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Was Nixon's "Madman Theory" effective?

Well, by Nixon's own standard, his implementation of it certainly wasn't very effective. As quoted by his chief of staff: I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe ...
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Did American leaders give any serious consideration to proceeding with Nixon's impeachment and trial after he resigned?

Legalese When a person commits a crime, they become a subject to a judicial prosecution, with a notable exception of executives and other high government officials, who have to be Impeached first. In ...
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Why was Nixon never tried for treason for allegedly sabotaging the 1968 Peace Talks?

Johnson only accused him of Treason on internal White House tapes, not publicly. Johnson made a lot of "colorful exaggerations" on those tapes. That doesn't mean we should go checking to see if all ...
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Was Nixon's Vietnam claim right before the 1968 election true?

Wikipedia suggest the yearly trail capacity in 1968 was between 10000 (1964) tons, 81000 (1968 reserved offensive supplies) tons and 40000 (end 1970) tons. It usefully doesn’t specify which ton. The ...
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Did American leaders give any serious consideration to proceeding with Nixon's impeachment and trial after he resigned?

No The impeachment motion had made it through a House committee, although the actual impeachment had yet to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. The latter process, as well as Nixon's ...
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Did American leaders give any serious consideration to proceeding with Nixon's impeachment and trial after he resigned?

It does not appear there was any recorded appetite for that in the US House. The House Resolution ending the the impeachment committee (and commending it for its work) passed with only 3 votes against ...
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Why didn't Nixon erase the smoking gun?

Nixon was notoriously a klutz, and had trouble with technology in general. If he did the erasing of the tape, it shows—multiple stop-start attempts at erasure. At least one historian I've read (sorry ...
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