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Vietnam War: US Involvement Grows, The Vietnam War
Terms in this set (37)
Operation Rolling Thunder
bombing campaign over North Vietnam, supposed to weaken enemy's ability and will to fight
American commander in South Vietnam
Highly flammable chemical dropped from US planes in firebombing attacks during the Vietnam War.
stay elusive in the jungle, hide in tunnels, set traps, battle for their existence
Had more powerful weapons in the Vietnam war
Most American military women served in Vietnam as these
Americans began to lose faith because he had not delivered the victory he had repeatedly promised in Vietnam
By 1965, Most American soldiers
Americans who supported the Vietnam War.
Chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, organized televised committee meetings asking for answers about the war, this fueled the public´s growing doubt.
increase the number of American troops and bombing campaigns in Vietnam
The US did not invade North Vietnam because they did not want this country to enter the war.
Received less money because the Vietnam War cost a lot of money
a toxic leaf-killing chemical sprayed by U.S. planes in Vietnam to expose Vietcong hideouts
Americans who opposed the Vietnam War.
Defense Secretary Robert McNamara
Along with General Westmoreland, he urged Johnson to increase U.S. military presence in Vietnam and do more of the fighting
Ho Chi Minh
Compared his military to a tiger
the French colonies of Cambodia and Laos and Vietnam were formerly organized as French Indochina
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam who was supported by Soviet Union and pushed for Vietnamese independence
Dien Bien Phu
The place that the final battle took place that forced the French out of Vietnam
A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
A 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956
A group of Communist guerrillas who, with the help of North Vietnam, fought against the South Vietnamese government in South Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia
Gulf of Tonkin
Incident in 1964 that President Johnson used to justify increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Claim was that two U.S. ships had been attacked.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1964 Congressional resolution authorizing President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam
Bien Dien Phu
French forces defeated at the hands of the Viet Minh.
When the communists gained control in this country in 1949 as a result of a civil war, the US increased aid to the fRench in Vietnam.
Ngo Dinh Diem
American ally in South Vietnam from 1954 to 1963; his repressive regime caused the Communist Viet Cong to thrive in the South and required increasing American military aid to stop a Communist takeover. he was killed in a coup in 1963.
John F. Kennedy
Sent military advisors to Vietnam because of a Vietcong insurgency
US battleship that was allegedly fired upon by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin
The US supported Ngo Dinh Diem as leader of this country until it became clear his countrymen did not support him.
Country that granted independence to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the Geneva Accords
An organization of Vietnamese Communists and other nationalist groups that between 1946 and 1954 fought for Vietnamese independence from the French
Tried to help France regain control of Vietnam after World War II.
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
Vietnamese election of 1956
Diem refused to participate because he feared Ho Chi Minh would win
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