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In what ways did President Nixon's war aims in the Vietnam War differ from President Johnson's?

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The main way in which these two men's goals differed was that Johnson was trying to go "all in" to win the war in Vietnam while Nixon was trying to get out of the war.  This did not necessarily reflect differences in their attitudes towards communism.  Instead, it showed how much the war changed between November of 1963 and 1968.

When Johnson inherited the war from Kennedy, it was still relatively small.  Johnson felt that the war was extremely important both to stop communism from...

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