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Vietnamization, 1969-1973

President Richard Nixon's Vietnamization policy implemented a phased withdrawal of American ground forces and their replacement by South Vietnamese troops. However, the USAF continued supplying critical air support. Tactical air power became a key part of the Allied incursions into communist sanctuaries in Cambodia in 1970. Moreover, USAF strike aircraft, gunships and B-52s helped stop the enemy's 1972 Easter Offensive into South Vietnam.

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