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Vietnam’s Second FrontDomestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War$
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Andrew L. Johns

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125725

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.001.0001

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The Icarus Agenda

The Icarus Agenda

Vietnamization and Its Political Implications

(p.237) CHAPTER 7 The Icarus Agenda
Vietnam’s Second Front

Andrew L. Johns

University Press of Kentucky

Daedalus was imprisoned with Icarus on the island of Crete by King Minos; Daedalus crafted wings to allow him and his son to escape. Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun or to the sea, as the heat could melt the wax on the wings, and the water could weigh the wings down. However, Icarus got too near to the sun, the wax melted, and he plummeted to his death. Like Icarus, Nixon had to navigate between the military and the political fronts, forced to grapple with domestic opinion in his effort to win the peace. This chapter focuses on Nixon's first year in office, examining how his Vietnamization policy evolved from the perspectives of the Nixon White House and the Republican Party, which for the first time since the Americanization of the conflict had direct influence on US policy decisions in Vietnam.

Keywords:   Daedalus, Icarus, Nixon, Vietnamization policy, Republican Party

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