Unformatted text preview: o North Vietnamese actions Democrats against war U.S. supported Diem’s assassination Ho Chi Minh thought the U.S. was going to send in troops to take over Vietnam. Northern Vietnam Army got tanks from China. Lyndon B. Johnson Focus on Domestic Issues o Civil Rights o War on Poverty Focus on Re-Election in ‘64 o V.S. Barry Goldwater o Weakness is foreign policy Needs show of strength o Draft resolution ready Gulf of Tonkin Incident Gulf of Tonkin Resolution o August 1964...
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- Summer '11
- Vietnam War, Defense –Robert McNamara, John Kennedy Secretary, –Robert McNamara, State –Dean Rusk