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Nixon - Address to the Nation Making Public A Plan For Peace In Vietnam, 25Jan72

Reel Number: 221532-01

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1972

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington,White House

TC Begins: 12:00:01

TC Ends: 12:19:09

Duration: 00:19:08

Nixon - Address to the Nation Making Public A Plan For Peace In Vietnam, 25Jan72 White House ext. Presidential Seal. 12:00:11 Nixon sitting at desk w/ two microphones holding speech. “I’ve asked for this television time tonight to make public a plan for peace that can end the war in Vietnam. The offer that I shall now present on behalf of the government of the United States & the government of South Vietnam w/ the full knowledge & approval of President Thieu, is both generous & far-reaching. It is a plan to end the war now...withdraw all American forces w/in 6 months of an agreement... 12:01:52 “The path of Vietnamization has been successful... 12:02:23 “But the path of Vietnamization has been the long voyage home... 12:03:33 “I sent Dr. Kissinger to Paris...to begin these secret peace negotiations. 12:05:09 “For 30 months...we would only say we were pursuing every possible channel in our search for peace. There was never a leak, because we were determined not to jeopardize the secret negotiations...” 12:07:12 “As the private record will show, we have taken all these steps...& have been flatly rejected...” 12:09:50 “I decided in October that we should make another attempt to break the deadlock. I consulted...” 12:11:10 “That is where matters stand today. We are being asked publicly to respond to proposals that we... 12:11:58 “We are publishing the full details of our plan tonight. It will prove...which side has made every effort....Here is the essence of our peace plan; public disclosure may gain it the attention it deserves in Hanoi. Within 6 months of an agreement: We shall withdraw all U.S. & allied forces from South Vietnam... There shall be a new presidential election in South Vietnam. President Thieu will announce the elements of this...” 12:14:12 “We are ready to negotiate the plan... ...we would be willing to begin implementing certain military...” 12:15:06 “This is a settlement offer which is fair to North Vietnam & fair to South Vietnam... 12:16:43 “We are ready to negotiate peace immediately. If the enemy rejects our offer to negotiate, we shall continue our program of ending American involvement...” 12:17:38 “Some of our citizens have become accustomed tothinking that whatever our Government says must be false, & whatever our enemies say must be true, as far as this war is concerned. Well, the record I have revealed tonight proves the contrary. We can now demonstrate publicly...” 12:18:19 “This has been the longest,the most difficult war in American history... Let us unite now...” 12:19:02 “Thank you & good night.” Vietnam War; Presidential Speeches; 1972; 25Jan72; Richard Nixon; NOTE: Entire speech found at http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/print.php?pid=3475 NOTE: Entire sold at one reel rate.

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