What If We Just Pull Out

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Title
Richard Nixon
Exhibition Label
Ending the war in Vietnam was the one truly intractable problem that President Nixon had to cope with upon taking office in 1969. In October of that year, Time’s cover story explored several options, including just pulling out. But to do so would be sending mixed messages about America’s resolve in fighting communism, as well as undermining the human sacrifices of those who had died in the war thus far. Instead, Nixon pursued a policy of “peace with honor,” which involved a gradual troop withdrawal and a cease-fire agreement with North Vietnam in early 1973.
¿Y si nos retiramos?
Poner fin a la guerra de Vietnam fue el único problema verdaderamente inabordable que tuvo que afrontar el presidente Nixon al tomar posesión de su cargo en 1969. En octubre de ese año, Time exploró diversas opciones, incluida la de retirar las tropas. Sin embargo, esto habría dado señales equívocas respecto a la firmeza de Estados Unidos en la lucha contra el comunismo, además de socavar la importancia del sacrificio de los que habían muerto en la guerra hasta ese momento. Nixon optó por una política de “paz con honor”, que conllevó el retiro gradual de las tropas y un acuerdo de cese al fuego con Vietnam del Norte a principios de 1973.
Norman Gorbaty (nacido 1932)
Portada de Time, 24 de octubre de 1969
Donación de Beverly Jones Cox
Publication
Time Inc.
Sitter
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Beverly Jones Cox
Restrictions & Rights
© Norman Gorbaty
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1969
Object number
NPG.2005.TC1
Topic
Magazine
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military\Navy\Officer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California
Portrait
Medium
Printed ink on paper
Dimensions
Magazine (closed): 28.3 x 21.3 x 0.6cm (11 1/8 x 8 3/8 x 1/4")
National Portrait Gallery
Type
Periodical