Americanizing the Vietnam War

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o Americanizing the Vietnam War President Lyndon B Johnson, Vietnam and The Great Society, Peace w/o conquest, Why we fight Johnson makes key military decisions for the US. His key priority was Great Society – medicare, Medicaid, building an American welfare state Gulf of Tonkin – north Vietnamese fire on these US ships in the gulf Gulf of Tonkin Resoultion New evidence suggests that a second attack was purposefully mistinterpreted – which was the resolution which was passed with little debate that gave Johnson all necessary powers to protect the US. Us retaliates with air strike. Rolling Thunder – bombing campaign, Napalm (jelly formed of gasoline, and its spread out in containers) and Agent Orange a defoiliant so that you can see the enemies hiding in the trees, a carcinogen that created birth defects Mai Lai Massacre – American troops slaughters 350 unarmed civilans and the pentagon tried to cover it up Tet Offensive – military disaster for the viet cong,
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