Nixon may impede the process of Peace in South Viet Nam in 1968
Evidence from Nixon’s aides suggests that due to concerns over the election, President Richard Nixon may have sought to interfere with peace talks with the two factions in Vietnam in 1968.
John A. Farrell, author of “Richard Nixon: The Life” is about to publish, saying that, fearing that peaceful progress in Vietnam would be successful, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey is likely to win. winning the 1968 election, Richard Nixon asked his assistants to stop the negotiation process in Vietnam. Relevant documents found in the correspondence of HR Haldeman, Nixon’s close aide, were also included in Farell’s article in The New York Times on December 31, Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery. The restriction of the peace process in Vietnam of Nixon has made the US part of the war for four years in Vietnam
Richard Nixon always denied that he had prevented peace talk in Vietnam. In a video recording of his conversation with his predecessor Nixon at the White House, he said, “Gosh. I never do anything to South Vietnam do not want to sit at the table. However, Haldeman’s letters show that he lied. And Farell said that Nixon’s peace-making moves made the US engage in more fighting and that more American soldiers were killed.
In the fall of 1968, the war in Vietnam left the US more than 30,000 dead. In the US, Nixon is at odds with Humphrey, but the gap is narrowing. Henry A. Kissinger, then only a Republican adviser, told Nixon that President Johnson was capable of stopping bombing in North Vietnam if the Soviet Union persuaded the Hanoi government to negotiate a ceasefire
The South Vietnamese government of President Nguyen Van Thieu is also worried if the US engages in a cease-fire negotiation that could cause the South Vietnamese government to falter. Nixon handed over to Nixon’s Anna Chennault, a Chinese-American who was in charge of Nixon’s fundraising and has extensive ties across Asia to implement plans to prevent this from happening and at the same time order Haldeman Rose Mary Woods, his private secretary, contacted another Chinese ethnicity related to the Chinese nationalist movement, Louis Kung, and suggested he add to the pressure on Thieu.
In a text Hadelman recorded Nixon’s words there is a line “Let Anna Chennault work with South Vietnam.”
Nixon also ordered his running mate, Spiro T. Agnew, threatening the director of the CIA’s Central Intelligence Agency, Richard Helms, to cooperate in the deal. Nixon hid these actions because they violated federal law prohibiting citizens from “obstructing state policies.”
His lawyers were ordered to keep secret the 1968 election campaign. But over the years, the details gradually broke. When Johnson was convinced of Nixon’s intervention, he ordered Nixon’s footsteps to be followed and even suggested a “betrayal.” However, he did not publish this because there was not enough evidence. As a result of Nixon’s obstruction in peace talk in Vietnam, Humphrey’s subsequent election failed, and Nixon himself was elected president.