Presidential Terms during Vietnam War

Presidential Terms during Vietnam War - Presidential...

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Presidential Terms-War in Vietnam War on Vietnam Eisenhower o Domino theory o Wanted to gradually take over funds from France-worried because France could fall to Soviets because of their riots o Applied commitment to Vietnam o Ho Chi Minh declared himself a communist so the Truman administration began to provide aid to the French under the domino theory o Geneva Accords-temporarily partitioned Vietnam at 17 th parallel o Eisenhower sent weapons and military advisors to South Vietnam and put the CIA to work in filtering and destabilizing North Vietnam Kennedy o Increased commitment o Ho Chi Ming Trail through which it sent people and supplied to liberate the south escalated o Kennedy accepted the US commitment o Weapons there from the US did not suit the guerilla warfare o Started using agent orange o Soldiers disrespected elders o Preliminary bombing missions alerted enemy and let them retreat o LBJ had bad dealing with press o Was a result of the inability to let go of past theories and
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