EISENHOWER sent billions of dollars worth of equipment and a few hundred advisors but refused to send combat troops or even provide air support.
KENNEDY sent the first combat forces.Nope ... that's still not quite right!Kennedy increased the number of advisors from Eisenhower's several hundred to 16,000. In Oct '63 Kennedy approved National Security Action Memorandum 263, on Robert McNamara's advice (SecDef), authorizing the staged withdrawal of all advisors over about two years, beginning with the first 1000 by the end of the year. JFK was murdered the month after he signed NSAM-263. Then instead of a phased disengagement, LBJ embarked on a gradual increase in the number of advisors to, I think, about 25,000. Only after that did LBJ send in the first ground combat troops, a matter of months after the Gulf of Tonkin, I believe.
I THINK THAT THE CORRECT ANSWER IS THAT.....
Truman sent equipment and advisors, eisenhower sent advisors, intelligence agents and Air America. Then Kennedy increased our aid to include more troops. I could be wrong though....
The United States never officially declared war on Vietnam or North Vietnam.
There were 4 presidents during Vietnam war. Started Eisenhower and ended with Nixon.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President Eisenhower initiated it.
Under the Eisenhower administration in '55.
He provided money, war material, weapons and advisors to South Vietnam.
The Presidents who served during the Vietnam War are usually Eisenhower to Ford.
See website: Statistics About the Vietnam War. Recommended by the History Channel.
Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford.
He inherited it from Eisenhower.
Eisenhower thru Ford.
'55 Eisenhower to '75 Ford.
Eisenhower sent US military advisers to Vietnam in '55.President Eisenhower sent US Advisers to Vietnam in 1955.
President Dwight Eisenhower sent US advisers to Vietnam in 1955.
Truman had Korea; Eisenhower initiated Vietnam.
Eisenhower sent US Military Advisers to Vietnam in 1955.
resident Eisenhower did not declare war in Vietnam. He sent military assistance and warned President Kennedy when he took office, to be aware of the domino theory (don't let Vietnam fall to the communists).