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Unformatted text preview: under President Kennedy, seeking to stop the spread of communism, trained the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and provided military advisors to Diem to help combat the guerillas. “Let every nation know . . .that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and success of liberty . . .” (We will stop Communism at any cost.) But…. John F. Kennedy assassinated November 22, 1963 Vietnam becomes Lyndon Johnson’s War Vietnam Lyndon Johnson’s War Vietnam War Facts Vietnam War Facts In August 1964, a US warship was attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Following this attack, Congress passed the Southeast Asia Resolution which allowed President Lyndon Johnson to conduct military operations in the region without a declaration of war. On March 2, 1965, US aircraft began bombing targets in Vietnam and the first troops arrived. US troops won victories over Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces that summer. Vietnam War Facts Vietnam War Facts Following these defeats, the North Vietnamese avoided fighting conventional battles and focused on engaging US troops in small unit actions in the sweltering jungles of South Vietnam. In January 1968, the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong launched the massive Tet Offensive. Tet shook the confidence of the American people and media who had thought the war was going well. Tet Offensive, 1968 Tet Tet Offensive Attack Sites Vietnam War Facts Vietnam War Facts As a result of Tet, President Lyndon Johnson opted not to run for reelection and was succeeded by Richard Nixon....
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