Strategy 2: Paris Peace Talks 1971-72

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  • Strategy 2: The Paris Peace Talks 1968-73
    • Paris Peace Talks- May 1968
      • Negotiations resulted in deadlock
        • Hanoi refused Thieu's regime
          • Kissinger refused to comply
    • The American Opening to China 1971-72
      • Kissinger secretly met with Zhou Enlai
        • Secrecy showed international tensions
        • Ideologies conflicted
        • Chinese Civil War left bad feeling
        • China did not trust the USA's detente policy
      • Kissinger tried to use China's influence to persuade Hanoi to agree
        • US withdrawal from Taiwan
      • Defuse the situation with USSR
      • Improve public  opinion
    • Impact on US army
      • Morale crisis
      • 60% of soldiers used drugs
      • Fragging and racism
    • Escalation 1972
      • Spring Offensive
        • US Operation Linebacker reaction
          • 'Mad bomber' attacks on Haiphong and a naval blockade of the North
          • China and USSR pressured Hanoi to comply
  • The American Opening to China 1971-72
    • Kissinger secretly met with Zhou Enlai
      • Secrecy showed international tensions
      • Ideologies conflicted
      • Chinese Civil War left bad feeling
      • China did not trust the USA's detente policy
    • Kissinger tried to use China's influence to persuade Hanoi to agree
      • US withdrawal from Taiwan
    • Defuse the situation with USSR
    • Improve public  opinion

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