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Comprehension
5a What progress seemed to be taking place in the talks?
5b What was President Nixon aiming to achieve and what was he offering?

Analysis and Interpretation
5c Based on this source, how likely does a settlement look?
5d What do you think are the likely problems which might stop a successful agreement?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 5.
What does Source 5 suggest about why the USA found it hard to get out of Vietnam?
Does it provide evidence of military, political or both types of factors?
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Notes from British Cabinet discussions of the war in Vietnam, 1969

Notes from British Cabinet discussions of the war in Vietnam, 1969