Nixon.

What is America didn't really lose the Vietnam War? What if, while the Watergate Scandal was unfolding, Richard Nixon had set forth a series of motions that would ultimately end with America triumphing in Southeast Asia? What if, by complete accident, Nixon had won the Vietnam War? What if it was by complete accident?

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Sources and Further Reading:

America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 5th Edition by George Herring http://amzn.to/2rNW3Cc

Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam by H. R. McMaster http://amzn.to/2r7J38c

American Military History and the Evolution of Western Warfare by Doughty, et al http://amzn.to/2rXpsvM

East Asia at the Center by Warren I. Cohen http://amzn.to/2qXWAQI

Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War Revised, Expanded Edition by John Lewis Gaddis http://amzn.to/2s5P9Lv

Détente and the Nixon Doctrine: American Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Stability, 1969-1976 by Robert S. Litwak http://amzn.to/2rXktv8

U.S. Diplomacy Since 1900 by Robert D. Schulzinger http://amzn.to/2rXuxnV

The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force by Eliot A. Cohen http://amzn.to/2rNVQ1S

The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972 by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter http://amzn.to/2rWXu39

The Nixon Tapes: 1973 by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter http://amzn.to/2s5Rk1M