In his foreign policy, President Richard M. Nixon pursued __________, the relaxation of tension with the Soviet Union.

The Americans helped move hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese peasants from their traditional villages into __________, small villages protected by fences and guard towers.

The thick cloud cover and heavy foliage helped the Vietcong hide the thousands of tons of supplies, arms, and soldiers they had infiltrated from the North to the South through Laos and Cambodia on a system of hidden roads called the __________.

On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the __________, which called for "all necessary steps, including the use of armed force, to assist" Southeast Asian countries requesting military aid from the United States.

Public confidence in the government's handling of the war was shaken in June 1971 when The New York Times published excerpts from a collection of government documents outlining U.S. decision-making in Vietnam known as the __________.

From 1929 to 1971, the economy slowed down while inflation increased. This combination defied the expectations of economists, who called it __________.

Richard Nixon campaigned against civil rights activists and adopted a __________ designed to transform the traditionally Democratic South into a Republican stronghold.

During the Yom Kippur War, members of __________, the oil cartel formed in 1960, supported Egypt and Syria.

In the middle of Nixon's second term, his reputation and presidency were destroyed by the __________ scandal.

Richard Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger traveled back and forth between Israel's capital of Jerusalem and Cairo and Damascus, the capitals of Egypt and Syria respectively. This __________ resulted in disengagement of the nations' military forces in the wake of the Yom Kippur War.

Americans continued to conduct huge search and destroy operations in late 1966 and 1967, warning peasants to leave their villages and declaring vast stretches of Vietnam __________.

The __________ remained a secret inthe United States for over a year, and when knowledge of it leaded in late 1969, opposition to the war intensified.