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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: The "Nixon Doctrine is made public

July 25, 1969
The "Nixon Doctrine is made public

The "Nixon Doctrine" is made public. It advocates U.S. military and economic assistance to nations around the world struggling against Communism, but no more Vietnam-style ground wars involving American troops. The emphasis is thus placed on local military self-sufficiency, backed by U.S. air power and technical assistance to assure security.

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