The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War

Sep 5, 2017 | 1 min

In January of 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed after four years of negotiations, with the intent to establish peace in Vietnam and end the war. The Accords were signed by the United States, and North and South Vietnam. The agreement stated that armies from both North and South Vietnam would hold their positions, the United States military would withdraw from combat and leave the country, and both sides of the conflict would work together to find a peaceful path to reunification. This segment from Iowa PBS's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival footage and an interview with a veteran of the war.