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Dwight D. Eisenhower Authorization of aid to the French before the fall of Dien Bien Phu Aid to Ngo Dinh Diem The “Domino Theory” speech Good evening my fellow Americans. I am here to give you an update on what is going on in Vietnam. I can assure you 100 percent that our troops are doing great. You might be asking yourself why the United States aided France. We helped France because they are our allies, and I am very confident they would do the same if we were in their shoes. I also assure that we will keep fighting, even if Dien Bien Phu has fallen. If we stopped, it would not be fair to our allies, and it would not be fair to us. We have to keep our strong alliance with France. I have no doubt tons of you have heard the rumor, and I am here to confirm that. We have decided to aid Ngo Dinh Diem. After long consideration, we see it’s better to lose him than lose the alliance we have with France. The last topic I will be discussing this evening is the “Domino Theory” speech. I stand by the statement I made in my speech, about how Communism is like dominoes. Once one falls, they all fall with it. If our world is ever to survive, we have to stop the spread of

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