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Unformatted text preview: Soviets provided support. (published a dec of ind for Vietnam after WWII—didn’t work). Lead war against French. • Ngo Dinh Diem—South Vietnamese leader. Educated in Us. Western focused. • Enormous contrast between Kennedy and Johnson. • Robert McNamara—secretary of defense under JFK & LBJ. Perused war in Vietnam. • Nuclear war and fear of WWIII causes us to be cautious • Gulf of Tonkin Incident—Johnson wants to win election. This Incident let him increase presence in war without political consequences. Gulf of Tokin Resolution expanded presidential power. • Living room war—amazing compared to previous coverage of wars. Showed raw footage of Americans. TV helps Kennedy become president, funeral, and shows Americans Vietnam • Vietnam 2 wars-air war and ground war. Air war from b-52 bombers-very devastating, technological, not personal. Ground war is face to face. Don’t know who is the enemy....
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course AMST 101 taught by Professor Kasson during the Spring '09 term at UNC.
- Spring '09