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AMBROSE CHAPTER 12 – NIXON, DÉTENTE, AND THE DEBACLE IN VIETNAM 1. What was Nixon’s 1968 campaign position on Vietnam? 2. After his election, which option for Vietnam did Nixon choose? 3. What is Ambrose’s opinion of this choice and what were the consequences? 4. Explain Nixon and Kissinger’s policies of détente and linkage. 5. What did the SALT I (1972) agreement do? 6. What is Ambrose’s opinion of the SALT talks? 7. What was the difference in the Johnson and Nixon policies on Vietnam? 8. What was Nixon’s “secret war”? 9. What was Kissinger up to secretly? 10. What were the problems with Vietnamization? 11. What were the results of Nixon’s Cambodian invasion? 12. What caused Nixon to call off the Christmas bombing in 1972/73? 13. What ultimately caused Nixon and then Ford to finally withdraw from Vietnam? 14. What are the legacies that Ambrose believes the Vietnam War has left us?
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