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What role did Henry Kissinger play in the Vietnam War?

What role did Henry Kissinger play in the Vietnam War?

A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a dominant role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. He was jointly awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize with Lê Đức Thọ for helping to establish a ceasefire and U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam.

Who was president when Henry Kissinger was secretary of state?

President Richard M. Nixon
Henry Alfred Kissinger was appointed Secretary of State on September 21 by President Richard M. Nixon and served in the position from September 23, 1973 to January 20, 1977.

Why did Kissinger win the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel Peace Prize 1973 was awarded jointly to Henry A. Kissinger and Le Duc Tho “for jointly having negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam in 1973.”

Why did Kissinger want to end the Vietnam War?

By 1957, Kennan was arguing for “disengagement” from the Cold War and by 1982 he was describing the Reagan administration as “ignorant, unintelligent, complacent and arrogant.” Vietnam provoked Schlesinger to advocate stronger legislative power to rein in what in 1973 he would call the “imperial presidency.” Not Kissinger.

Who was the National Security Advisor during the Vietnam War?

Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger (1923- ) was a national security advisor to US president Richard Nixon. He was a controversial figure who was involved in both expanding the Vietnam War and bringing it to an end.

Who was the Secretary of State during the Vietnam War?

Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, President Nixon and Maj. Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. meet to discuss Vietnam on November 13, 1972. (Photo: Oliver F. Atkins / White House Photo Office)

Why did Kissinger say that reality could bend to neocons?

The quote circulated widely, interpreted as the blind ideology of the Bush administration taken to its conceited conclusion, the idea that reality itself could bend to neocon will. But Kissinger said it four decades earlier.