No. The French were just leaving. Totally wrong answer. Advisors entered in 1953 and by June of 1955 a total of 740 Advisors were deployed with Vietnamese units. MAAG (Indochina) had a presence in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The CIA operatives and Air America surrogates were in place supporting France and South Vietnam.
lots ANSWER French Army deployed 48,950 infantry, 15,765 cavalry and 7.232 artillery for a total of 71.947 troops. Wellington Army deployed 49,608 infantry, 12,408 cavalry and 5,645 artillery for a total of 67,661 troops. Bluecher's Prussian Army of about 89,000 troops joined in groups Wellington's between 3.00 and 7.00 PM.
One US Army publication states that US Military Units were emplaced in Vietnam in 1951; however that places them there when the French are fighting heavily. However, it is known that the Eisenhower administration had US troops in South Vietnam to assist the transitioning process of the French departure & creation of the North & South Vietnams in 1954. It's also known that his administration deployed US troops to the newly created South Vietnam to…
Total war in the south implied destroying everything...scorched earth policy...digging up the farms, bending railroad ties around trees, leveling brick buildings, killing livestock, etc. Total war in Vietnam would've implied the use of atomic weapons...consequently, total war was NOT deployed during the Vietnam War...Vietnam was a limited war...fought limited to conventional NON-ATOMIC weapons.
On June 1, 1862 the Union deployed 105,825 men, plus 9,277 held in reserve at Fort Monroe. The Confederates deployed 67,194 men. On June 23rd Lee's army was reinforced by Jackson's Corps of 12,500 men, who added to various units coming from Georgia and South Carolina, brought the total to about 86,000 men.