Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Melvin Laird, R. I. P.

Ex-Pentagon chief Melvin Laird dies, architect of ‘Vietnamization’ policy: Melvin Laird, who as defense secretary under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 helped extricate U.S. forces from the morass of the Vietnam War in a policy he dubbed “Vietnamization,” has died at age 94.

2 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I had no idea he was still alive.

Don Coffin said...

I suppose that's one way to describe the policy. Not an accurate way, but it is one way to describe it.