Question and answer
what supported U.S. involvement in Vietnam and thought that the U.S. should do whatever was necessary to achieve victory
In 1961, South Vietnam signed a military and economic aid treaty with the United States leading to the arrival (1961) of U.S. support troops and the formation (1962) of the U.S. Military Assistance Command. [ Mounting dissatisfaction with the ineffectiveness and corruption of Diem's government culminated (Nov., 1963) in a military coup engineered by Duong Van Minh; Diem was executed. No one was
able to establish control in South Vietnam until June, 1965, when Nguyen Cao Ky became premier, but U.S. military aid to South Vietnam increased, especially after the U.S. Senate passed the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug. 7, 1964) at the request of President Lyndon B. Johnson. In early 1965, the United States began air raids on North Vietnam and on Communist-controlled areas in the South; by 1966 there were 190,000 U.S. troops in South Vietnam. North Vietnam, meanwhile, was receiving armaments and technical assistance from the Soviet Union and other Communist countries. Despite massive U.S. military aid, heavy bombing, the growing U.S. troop commitment (which reached nearly 550,000 in 1969), and some political stability in South Vietnam after the election (1967) of Nguyen Van Thieu as president, the United States and South Vietnam were unable to defeat the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. Optimistic U.S. military reports were discredited in Feb., 1968, by the costly and devastating Tet offensive of the North Vietnamese army and the Viet Cong, involving attacks on more than 100 towns and cities and a month-long battle for Hue in South Vietnam. Read more: Vietnam War: U.S. Involvement — Infoplease.com ]
Question|Rated bad
Asked 5/19/2011 5:14:46 PM
Updated 2/23/2012 10:41:30 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Get an answer
New answers
Rating
0
US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was one of the key players in U.S. involvement in Vietnam and thought that the U.S. should do whatever was necessary to achieve victory.
Added 2/23/2012 10:41:30 AM
Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
20,182,979 questions answered
Popular Conversations
MyPlate was created to __________.
3/30/2015 1:01:53 PM| 4 Answers
eukaryotes User: prokaryotes
Weegy: The answer is A. The origin of cell membranes, it cannot be any other listed. Anything else? User: Which kinds ...
3/30/2015 5:09:22 PM| 3 Answers
A good political speech, according to the lecture, is a ...
Weegy: b. long User: For political speeches, it is suggested that you tell the audience what the main message of the ...
3/30/2015 12:01:14 AM| 2 Answers
What is anxiety disorder?
3/30/2015 12:22:28 AM| 2 Answers
Solve for x. 4x – (6 – x) = 12 + 4x
Weegy: 4x+9=8 4x = 8 - 9 4x = -1 x = -1/4 User: Which expression is equivalent to –3x + 9? User: Solve for ...
3/30/2015 11:28:27 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
P
P
P
Points 1270 [Total 9156]| Ratings 0| Comments 1270| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 622 [Total 1533]| Ratings 6| Comments 562| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 543 [Total 1048]| Ratings 10| Comments 433| Invitations 1|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
Points 541 [Total 7848]| Ratings 8| Comments 461| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 486 [Total 7987]| Ratings 0| Comments 486| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 405 [Total 1527]| Ratings 2| Comments 385| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 215 [Total 215]| Ratings 2| Comments 195| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 199 [Total 567]| Ratings 3| Comments 169| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 42 [Total 158]| Ratings 4| Comments 2| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 35 [Total 126]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.