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US Army General Maxwell Taylor went to Vietnam, and on 01 November 1961 wrote a letter to President Kennedy recommending US Troops for Vietnam.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower sent soldiers to South Vietnam as advisors.


No, but he did send in advisors, which help escallate the conflict.


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.


Kennedy sent advisers into South Vietnam to help the SV (South Vietnamese).



After President Kennedy was assassinated, President Johnson continued the same foreign policy of sending advisors to Vietnam. The advisors requested ground troops to the area, but Johnson refused until 1964. Three Vietnamese gunboats opened fire on the USS Maddox, stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin. President Johnson met with advisors to create a plan of retaliation.


Kennedy was the first president to send troops to Vietnam (others before him sent advisors, but not troops), Johnson escalated the number of troops... Nixon got us out of Vietnam.


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


From 1954 until 1960 there were about 2000 US Military advisors in Vietnam. From about 1961 thru '64, nearly 20,000 US Military Advisors.


President Eisenhower sent military advisors and maybe some technicians to Vietnam to help the government there stay in power. That was the beginning of US involvement there.


The first Military Advisors were inserted in 1955. The first "combat" troopscame into Vietnam in 1965.


Yes, President Kennedy did increase the number of advisors and aides to South Vietnam, in an attempt to prop up the unpopular leader, Ngo Diem



The Kennedys,the Rockefellers and LBJ


In 1959 i was 32 years old and i remember reading in the news print that President Eisenhower had sent advisors to Viet-nam or was going to send advisors.


President Kennedy sent only advisors, arms, and money into South Vietnam, President Johnson escalated the war and committed U.S. troops.



President Kennedy only sent a few hundred military advisors while president Johnson poured in hundreds of thousands of troops escalating Vietnam into a full scale war which required the United states to Institute a military draft.


If your referring to the Vietnam war, the first U.S military advisors arrived in Vietnam in 1950.


1965- there were advisors in Vietnam beforehand but troops went in '65


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".


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.


Use specialized troops for specialized wars.


The first "advisors" were sent by President Eisenhower on 12 February 1955. On 13 May 1961 President Kennedy sent the first Special Forces troops to Vietnam. In March of 1965 President Johnson sent in two Marine Infantry Battalions.


At first he sent in about 50 military advisors. Later, he expanded this to more "advisors" and even military troops.



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