Nixon Invades Cambodia

April 28 1970 In an effort to take a pre-emptive strike at stopping the North Vietnamese from infiltrating the south, Nixon gives formal approval for US troops to attack in Cambodia.  Highly controversal, three National Security Council staff members and key aides to Henry Kissinger resigned in protest.  When the decision was made public 2 days later,  a wave of protest swept over America at what was considered to be an escalation of the war.  One of those protest would take place at Kent State in Ohio.

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