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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Nixon Takes Office with Aims of Negotiating a Settlement with North Vietnam

January 1969
Nixon Takes Office with Aims of Negotiating a Settlement with North Vietnam

President Richard M. Nixon takes office as the new President of the United States. With regard to Vietnam, he promises to achieve "Peace With Honor." His aim is to negotiate a settlement that will allow the half million U.S. troops in Vietnam to be withdrawn, while still allowing South Vietnam to survive.

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