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Nixon and Kissinger later both came to regret that they backed down, holding that they should have begun aggressive bombing operations of North Vietnam much earlier, in February 1969. However, Pakistan’s plutonium production reactor at Khushab came online in 1998. Putnams Sons, 1994), pp. 69-70, 83. [173] William Burr and Jeffrey Kimball, Nixons Secret Nuclear Alert: Vietnam War Diplomacy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Readiness Test, October 1969, Cold War History, 3/2 (January 2003). [177] Vietnam Contingency Planning: Concept of Operations, September 16, 1969.

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Publisher: Harpercollins; Reprint edition (March 1988)

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