during 1975-1980--in Angola, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia. -- Various thugs around the world, including Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, later cited the 1975 U.S. pullout from Vietnam as evidence that the U.S. would not strongly resist their schemes. Doves argue that: -- Version #2 of the Credibility theory is false because: a. The US had no obligation to defend South Vietnam under the SEATO treaty since that treaty was aimed at international aggression and the war in South Vietnam was mainly civil. 4 b. The South Vietnamese voided any U.S. obligation to defend them by their political corruption and military incompetence. -- Versions #1-#3 of the Credibility theory are falsified by history:
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