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Did Kennedy send military advisors to south or north Vietnam?


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2014-05-14 14:42:05
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He Sent them to Help The South Vietnamese Against The North Vietnamese

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Military advisors were deployed to South Vietnam in the 1950s under Eisernhower. When North Vietnam escalated aggression against the South in 1961 John Kennedy sent more advisors.

President Kennedy sent over a small number of military advisors to South Vietnam to assist them in planning their defense against the invasion by North Vietnam. Under President Johnson, this military involvement became progressively larger. No one really knows what Kennedy would have done, had he not been assassinated.

No. North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam. The US first sent military advisors and then fighting troops at the request of the South Vietnamese government.

American advisors were sent to Vietnam to assist the South Vietnamese army in fighting North Vietnam. It was an essentially unsuccessful venture.

The Soviet Union supported North Vietnam during hostilities in the 1960's and 1970's. This included military weapons, equipment, and advisors.

They supplied the North Vietnamese with guns, ammo and other military equipment. They also supplied fighting men as advisors and trainers.

Russia supplied Mig fighter jets, military advisors and weapon. there are also reports of the communist Chinese sending troops into the fighting to help.

Prior to the start of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese launched an effort to bring communism via revolution to the country with assistance from the Soviet Union and China. Responding to pleas for aid, Eisenhower sent aid to South Vietnam and Kennedy sent military advisors. At the height of the Cold War, fearing a communist advantage, President Johnson sent combat troops to Vietnam.

Lyndon Baines Johnson increased US presence in Vietnam after president Kennedy started us involvement with US soldiers who were armed, and who fought the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong but who were called "advisors".

The U.S. sent funding and military support to French forces in Vietnam starting in 1950. By 1961 the US had military advisors stationed in Vietnam. The US did not become fully involved as a military force until 1965. The French fought for roughly 11 years prior to that. There is also the point that there have been military actions between North and South Vietnam hundreds of years before the French became involved.144 days????

US Military Advisers were in South Vietnam to help the South defend themselves. When that didn't work, US Regulars were sent in. When that didn't work, they vacated the field.

He didn't; Presidents Kennedy and Johnson wanted to increase it in response to escalation of North Vietnamese aggression.

Yes. It was the effort by North Vietnam military to subdue the government and people of the South to unify the country.

There was no official starting date since the US never declared war on North Vietnam. During the Kennedy administration, in the early 1960's, American military personnel were sent to South Vietnam as "advisors". No one thought that simply by sending a few advisors, the US would thereby be at war. Gradually, more and more soldiers were sent, a process known as escalation. The US thus found itself fighting a war without ever having decided to go to war and without starting the war at any specific time. But US involvement can be traced back to around 1962.

Vietnam became Vietnam in 1975. Prior to 1975, there were two nations: North Vietnam & South Vietnam. In the spring of 1975, South Vietnam experienced a conventional military invasion consisting of tanks and infantry from North Vietnam. This invasion ended in a military victory for North Vietnam on 30 April 1975. Therefore, on or about 30 April 1975, North & South Vietnam began it's transition from TWO COUNTRIES into one country (nation)...Vietnam.

The U.S. was attempting to keep Communism from spilling over from North Vietnam to South Vietnam (one of the other posters referenced the "Domino Theory," which suggested that if one country became Communist, another could become Communist, and so on and so forth, like toppling dominoes). We first got involved in the 50s by providing relatively small amounts of economic and military aid to the French, who were involved in fighting in Vietnam before we were. When the French failed and a Communist government in North Vietnam arose, Eisenhower sent "advisors" to South Vietnam to train their military to resist the North's. In the 60s, JFK sent Green Berets/special operations forces clandestinely into Vietnam to train counterinsurgency forces there. By the time JFK was assassinated, we had over 10,000 advisors ("advisors" generally equals "special forces") in Vietnam, and over 100 Americans had already been killed. In 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred in waters adjacent to North Vietnam, where an American warship and a North Vietnamese vessel exchanged gunfire. There was controversy as to who shot first, but it eventually led to a push for Congress to approve the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which allowed for further U.S. military escalation into Vietnam. There was no formal declaration of war, and military forces just kept getting incrementally larger and larger until their peak in the late 60s.

in the 1950s, the french government was the leading commanding military force in south Vietnam. they were defeated and over run by the north vietnamese troops around 1958 because north Vietnam wanted the french influence thrown out of south Vietnam. the french were massacred. following this, the united states sent u.s advisors, such as the green berets and marine force reconasence, under the orders of president eisenhower. president eisenhower did this because russia and china were pouring in war supplies to north Vietnam. north Vietnam wanted to overcome south Vietnam and gain communist control. north Vietnam, along with russia and china, were communiist, and still are. my boyfriend served 3 tours in Vietnam and was a company force reconasence commander.

The inability of the United States to defeat North Vietnam reveal cracks in the seemingly impenetrable military might of the country because the United States were suppose to be one of the worlds powers and to have to fall to such a small country's military as the North Vietnam.

In relation to U.S. History please consider this ~ we did not lose the war, we pulled out due various circumstances. The French had gone in with the intention to stop the spread of Communism, and we sent advisors until the French requested military aide. We did not declare war until 1965, our advisors were sent in 1950. There are some hints that Kennedy was going to pull all U.S. involvement before he was assassinated in '63.When you consider that we signed a treaty/agreement freeing nearly 700 Prisoners Of War (POW) from North Vietnamm, but did not declare being defeated, not to mention that South Vietnam did not turn to Communism like Laos and Cambodia did - there were some victories in our involvement in Vietnam.

All U.S. military were out of Vietnam by the end of April, 1973. South Vietnam fell to the North Vietnam invaders in April, 1975.

Several: Dwight D Eisenhower (1952-60) was President when the US first sent military advisors to Vietnam, followed by John F Kennedy (1961-63); Lyndon B Johnson (1963-68), who first sent combat troops; Richard M Nixon (1969-74), who withdrew all combat troops under intense pressure from Congress and the public; and Gerald R Ford (1974-76), who was President when North Vietnam defeated South Vietnam.

The North Vietnamese Army invaded the Republic of South Vietnam in 1975, and defeated the South's military by 30 April 1975.

To prevent Communist North Vietnam from taking over the free Republic of South Vietnam. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ First yes there were two governments in Vietnam at the time. North Vietnam was a communist state and South Vietnam was democratic. Our involvement started when the french left Vietnam in the late 1950's. The south vietnamese asked the American government for help to train their soldiers to defend against the vietcong invasion. We sent over advisors and the north vietnamese started attacking the advisors so we sent troops over to help protect the advisors. It wasnt until the mid 1960's that we reached a full involvement in southeast asia. That point the idea was to patrol the jungles and so forth to continue helping to protect the south vietnamese and advisors we had training the ARVN (army of the republic of vietnam). Also another reason for our increased involvement was something called the Gulf of Tonkin resolution. The north vietnamese sank one of our smaller ships (a frigate i believe) so we increased troop strengh.

The US was an ally of South Vietnam; it was up to South Vietnam to repel the invasion from the north, with massive military assistance from the US (which, of course, ultimately failed).

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