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ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY

January 15, 1973

American President Richard Nixon Announces
Halt to Offensive Action in North Vietnam

On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon announced a halt to offensive action in North Vietnam due to progress in the peace negotiations.

The Paris Peace Accords were signed on January 27, 1973 offically ending the direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War after years of bloodshed.

The agreement included the guaranteed territorial integrity of Vietnam, national elections in the North and South, a sixty-day period for total withdrawl of U.S. forces, and a release of prisoners of war.