Thursday, January 27, 2005

On this day in military 1973 and 1977 (Ignoble Defeats Edition).

On this day in military history….in 1973. The United States and North Vietnam sign the Paris Peace Accords. After years of supporting the South Vietnamese government, the United States decided to “cut and run” and signed the Paris Peace Accords. The North Vietnamese agreed to not use military force to re-unify the country and that they would turn over all American POWs held in captivity. The North Vietnamese didn’t uphold the first agreement and whether they upheld the second is a subject of debate. Ever wonder why ignoble military defeats always have something to do with the French?

On this day in military history….in 1977. President Jimmy Carter pardons most Vietnam draft “dodgers”. To this day, we are still paying for the idiotic decisions he made during his four-years of ineptitude.


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