American Experience

Nixon on Ending a War: Carpet Bombing

Clip: Season 24 | 2m 49s

Nixon decided to use force to end the Vietnam War, and refused to explain the 12-day "Christmas Bombing" to the American people. "He thought it was diplomatically vital that he make this look as cold an operation as possible," says speechwriter Ray Price.

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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