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    Typed Letter Signed by Richard Nixon as President. One page, small 4to, on White House letterhead, Washington DC, May 16, 1972. In response to the ongoing NVA Eastertide Offensive, on May 8, 1972, President Nixon announced Operation Linebacker I, which called for the mining of North Vietnam's harbors, along with intensified bombing of roads, bridges, and oil facilities. The announcement brought international condemnation of the U.S. and ignited more anti-war protests in America. General Taylor was of crucial importance in the first weeks and months of the Vietnam War, recommending that 8000 American combat troops be sent to the region at once, despite President Nixon's grave concerns and vocal protestations. Here, Nixon writes to General Maxwell Taylor, thanking him for his favorable comments about Nixon's plans in Vietnam. Bold black signature. Very fine condition.

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    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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