200,000 American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam .
Arriving in South Vietnam
President Johnson decided to suspend the Operation of Rolling Thunder paved the way for peace discussions
Tet Offensive: an attempt to initiate rebellion among the South Vietnamese and encourage the U.S. to lessen their involvement in the War.
January 30-Sept 23
Nixon's security advisor, Kissinger, starts peace talks in Paris with North Vietnamese Representative, Le Duc Tho.
Kissinger and Le Duc Tho reached an agreement on a peace settlement, but the agreement was rejected.
Nixon ordered attacks on North Vietnamese heartland. He continues to threaten to cut off U.S. economic, military, and political support of South Vietnam If Thieu refused to accept agreement.
The U.S., South Vietnam, Viet Cong, and North Vietnam sign an agreement to "end the war and restore peace in Vietnam." U.S. agreed to to withdraw all troops and advisors, dismantle all U.S. bases in 60 days. In return, North Vietnam agreed to release all U.S. prisoners of war.