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Year Troop Level 1959 760 1960 900 1961 3,025 1962 11,300 1963 16,300 1964 23,300 1965 184,300 1966 385,300 1967 485,600 1968 536,100 1969 475,200 1970 334,600 1971 156,800 1972 24,200 1973 50

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What action did President Nixon take that increased opposition to the Vietnam War in the US?

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