Today in History – October 8, 1972 – Kissinger receives peace proposal from North Vietnamese.

8 October 1972 – In Paris, Le Duc Tho gave Kissinger documents outlining the North Vietnamese proposal for a peace agreement in Vietnam. The proposal dropped demands for the ouster of President Thiệu and called for the withdrawal of all American troops, the release of all American prisoners of war, and a cease-fire “in place” which would allow PAVN soldiers in South Vietnam to remain there. A tentative text was agreed upon by both sides.

On October 12, 1972, Kissinger met with Nixon in Washington to explain the draft peace agreement with North Vietnam. Nixon approved the agreement subject to the agreement of President Thiệu.

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