This State Department volume, the first of five that will cover the end period of the Vietnam War, documents major foreign policy issues of the Nixon ad- ministration, with a focus on U.S. pol- icy toward Vietnam, Cambodia, and to a lesser extent Laos during the period of January 1969 to July 1970. What a time it was! In the 1968 presidential campaign, can- didate Richard M. Nixon stated that he had a plan to end the war in Vietnam. As it turned out, the “plan” was embry- onic. When he took office he moved slowly, convinced that how the United States ended the war would have an en- during impact on future American for- eign policy. Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s national security adviser, became the key figure in the effort to end the war, a program that became known as “Vietnamization.”
"Foreign Relations of the U.S.: Vietnam, January 1969–July 1970, vol. 6,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 60
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol60/iss1/21