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Ex-Pentagon Chief Laird Dies, Advocated ‘Vietnamization’ Policy

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Nov 17 – Melvin Laird, who as defense secretary under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 helped extricate U.S. forces from the morass of the Vietnam War in a policy he dubbed “Vietnamization,” has died at age 94. His death was confirmed by the Richard Nixon Foundation on Wednesday. Laird,

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