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A Cartoonist Explains the Vietnam War

Despite Nixon's campaign promises to end the war, his first term in office saw an expansion rather than a reduction of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. By 1970 the reasons for this involvement had become increasingly unclear.

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"You see, the reason we're in Indochina is to protect us boys in Indochina"
Source | Herb Block, "You see, the reason we're in Indochina is to protect us boys in Indochina," cartoon (The Washington Post, 5 May 1970); from Library of Congress, Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/ascent.html
Creator | Herb Block
Item Type | Cartoon
Cite This document | Herb Block, “A Cartoonist Explains the Vietnam War,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 15, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/633.

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