The United States in World Affairs By clarencesole4 Period: Jan 1, 1950 to Dec 31, 2001 Affairs in the us Aug 12, 1950 Korea War American troops help defend South Korea. Aug 12, 1961 Bay of Pigs U.S.- sponsored invasion of Cuba fails Aug 12, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis U.S. forces Soviet Union to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Dec 13, 1968 U.S U.S. build-up of troops in Vietnam War. Dec 13, 1972 President Richard Nixon President Richard Nixon visits China and Soviet Union. Nixon and Brezhnev sign first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (Salt). Dec 13, 1973 Paris Peace Accords Paris Peace Accords are signed, ending U.S. involvment in Vietnam War. Dec 13, 1973 OPEC OPEC places an embargo on oil to U.S. because of the Nation's support for Israel in October War. Dec 13, 1977 Treaty Agreement U.S. signs treaty agreeing to return Canal Zone and Control of canal to Panama by 1999. Dec 13, 1979 US- China U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with China. Dec 13, 1983 RR President Ronald Reagan orders invasion of Grenada after a Marxist Revolution in that Carribean Nation. Dec 13, 1986 Iran weapons deal Iran weapons deal- American public learns that U.S. secretly sold weapons to Iran in hopes of gaining release of american hostages in Lebanon. Dec 13, 1989 U.S US invades Panama and captures Manuel Noriega. Dec 13, 1990 Bush Bush and Gorbachev hold summit in Washington, D.C. Dec 13, 1991 Persian Gulf War US led multinational force ends Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Dec 13, 2001 9/11 Attack on the U.S - the war on Terror Dec 13, 2011 Camp David Accords President Jimmy Carter Sponsors peace talks between Egypt and Israel.