Delegation to the Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam (1968-1969). In 1969, he retired (although he held an official position in foreign policy) and was replaced by Henry Cabot Lodge. Nixon asked the eminent Asian-American politician Anna Chennault to be his “channel to Mr. Thieu”; Chennault agreed and regularly reported to John Mitchell that Thieu had no intention of attending a peace conference. On November 2, Chennault told the South Vietnamese ambassador: “I just heard from my boss in Albuquerque, who says his boss [Nixon] is going to win. And you`ll tell your boss [Thieu] to hold on for a while longer.  Johnson learned about the NSA and was furious that Nixon had “blood on his hands” and that Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen agreed with Johnson that such an action was a “betrayal.”    Defence Minister Clark Clifford considered this to be an unlawful violation of the Logan Act.  In response, President Johnson ordered the listening of members of the Nixon campaign.   Dallek wrote that Nixon`s efforts “probably made no difference” because Thieu was unwilling to participate in the talks and there was little chance of reaching an agreement before the elections; However, his use of the information provided by Harlow and Kissinger was morally questionable and Vice President Hubert Humphrey`s decision not to make Nixon`s actions public is “an unusual act of political decency.”  … States and North Vietnam in Paris called for a ceasefire in each of the countries of continental Southeast Asia, but peace reigned only in Laos. In February, barely a month after the agreement, the Lao factions signed the Vientiane Agreement, which again provided for a ceasefire and… A tentative ceasefire agreement was reached in October 1972.
The agreement called for the simultaneous withdrawal of American troops and the freedom of American prisoners of war, followed by a political solution for the future of South Vietnam. Washington would expand economic aid after the war to help Vietnam rebuild its destroyed infrastructure. On October 22, Nixon suspended all bombing north of the 20th Parallel, and four days later Kissinger announced that “peace is within reach.” The Senate`s opposition to the Treaty of Versaille cited Article 10 of the treaty, which dealt with collective security and the League of Nations.