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1 July 1971 - 30 November 1971
1 Jul 71
A record 6,100 American soldiers depart Vietnam.
2 Jul 71
Russ Space Crew Dies Mysteriously    
2 Jul 71
It's Final: 18-Year-Olds Get The Vote    
15 Jul 71
President Nixon makes a major diplomatic breakthrough and announces he will visit Communist China in 1972.
17 Jul 71
Nixon aides John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson establish the 'Plumbers' in the White House by to investigate Daniel Ellsberg and plug various news leaks. Colson compiles an 'enemies list' featuring the names of 200 prominent Americans considered to be anti-Nixon.
2 Aug 71
The U.S. admits that 30,000 CIA-sponsored irregulars are operating in Laos.
18 Aug 71
Australia and New Zealand announce the pending withdrawal of their troops from Vietnam.
22 Sep 71
Captain Ernest Medina, Calley's company commander, is acquitted of all charges arising from the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai by LT William Calley.
24 Sep 71
57-Min. Deliberation - Medina Innocent of All Charges
24 Sep 71
No G.I. Pay Raises Before Nov. 13    
3 Oct 71
President Thieu of South Vietnam runs unopposed and is re-elected.

9 Oct 71

Members of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division refuse an assignment to go out on patrol by expressing "a desire not to go." This is one in a series of American ground troops engaging in "combat refusal."
31 Oct 71
Some 3,000 Viet Cong prisoners are released by Saigon in the first installment.
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