HIS 112 11.10 - Result is neither big win nor big loss...

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HIS 112 11.10.10
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LBJ authorizes aerial bombing after Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
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Ho Chi Minh’s armies were winning over the S. Vietnamese forces on land
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US sends in the military troops (not just advisors) Quickly becomes a major military operation
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Remember Dien Bien Phu… US knew what they were getting into SO: why did US decide to get involved?
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escalation 1965, 184,000 troops. 1966, 385,000 troops. 1969, 543,000 troops.
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Media coverage
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Media coverage
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Tet Offensive 1968 : coordinated attack on US bases throughout Vietnam CIA knows, expects victory
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Unformatted text preview: Result is neither big win nor big loss Protests at home Peace Negotiations • LBJ drops out of re-election campaign • Begins peace negotiations w N Vietnam • inconclusive Nixon • Nixon wins 1968 election • US still in Vietnam, Nixon starts pulling troops out Cambodia and Laos “Vietnamization” • Invasion of Cambodia– “enemy outposts” • Congress revokes Gulf of Tonkin resolution, cuts off war funding • Nixon continues to fund the invasion through secret sources of funding– CIA etc • Aerial bombing of Laos...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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HIS 112 11.10 - Result is neither big win nor big loss...

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