HIS 15 - KennedyViet

HIS 15 - KennedyViet - Kennedy Vietnam's The Place 10:06:00...

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Kennedy – Vietnam’s The Place 18/02/2008 10:06:00 Kennedy had to decide whether to abandon Saigon or keep the government in  power with a higher level of American support Chose the latter 5 Aspects of his continuity from Eisenhower to him to Johnson Like predecessors (and successors) accepted the Domino Theory has the  cornerstone of his thinking Kennedy, like Eisenhower before him and Johnson after him, chose a middle  course between the extremes of withdrawal and unlimited commitment JFK failed to appreciate how different Vietnamese society was from American  society and how limited Americans were from changing Vietnamese events.  Understood neither the NLF nor Diem By gradually increasing the American stake in Vietnam, Kennedy narrowed  the policy options available to later presidents.  The more lives, money, and  prestige he committed to Vietnam, the obligation later presidents would have. Longer the US remained in Vietnam, the more gaping became the 
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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