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Miss America, Jane Anne Jayroe, entertaining troops in Vietnam. (Photo by Charles Bonnay//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Miss America, Jane Anne Jayroe, entertaining troops in Vietnam. (Photo by Charles Bonnay//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Scene at the Vietnam Veterans’ Welcome Home March, Sydney, 3 October 1987.

Scene at the Vietnam Veterans’ Welcome Home March, Sydney, 3 October 1987.

Australian Nurses treat patients in the Camp Hospital.

Australian Nurses treat patients in the Camp Hospital.

Army nurses in Vietnam. Vietnam War. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories

Army nurses in Vietnam. Vietnam War. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories

1st Cav Masher.  Operation Welcome Home GI, the book.  www.operationwelcomehomegi.com

1st Cav Masher. Operation Welcome Home GI, the book. www.operationwelcomehomegi.com

President Nixon came into office seeking the kind of decisive victory that had  eluded President Johnson. Tactically and politically, Nixon’s moves made sense, but by 1971 the president was forced to significantly de-escalate the American presence and seek a negotiated end to the war. Schmitz addresses the  controversies of Nixon s strategy, and manages to trace back the ways Nixon wound up resigning from office a fraud and failure.

President Nixon came into office seeking the kind of decisive victory that had eluded President Johnson. Tactically and politically, Nixon’s moves made sense, but by 1971 the president was forced to significantly de-escalate the American presence and seek a negotiated end to the war. Schmitz addresses the controversies of Nixon s strategy, and manages to trace back the ways Nixon wound up resigning from office a fraud and failure.

Army nurse 1st Lt. Sharon Forman looks out from medical helicopter with hospital below in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, Feb. 9, 1966. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

Army nurse 1st Lt. Sharon Forman looks out from medical helicopter with hospital below in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, Feb. 9, 1966. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

Diane Kay Corcoran working in an operating room at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam, ca. 1970. Visible on her uniform are the Army Nurse Corps insignia and the U.S. Army Vietnam military patch.

Diane Kay Corcoran working in an operating room at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam, ca. 1970. Visible on her uniform are the Army Nurse Corps insignia and the U.S. Army Vietnam military patch.

1969 Vietnam War Red Cross 36th Evacuation Hospital Nurse Vung Tau Press Photo

1969 Vietnam War Red Cross 36th Evacuation Hospital Nurse Vung Tau Press Photo

2nd Lt Mary Lemieux, ANC throwing a sand bag to PFC James Liso 7th Surgical Hospital 1966 Cu Chi by Mary Lemieux

2nd Lt Mary Lemieux, ANC throwing a sand bag to PFC James Liso 7th Surgical Hospital 1966 Cu Chi by Mary Lemieux

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