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The US joined the Vietnam War in 1960 or 1955because there was a civil war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, and the US was good friends with South Vietnam's goverment, so they helped out.

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Was it right for the US to join the Vietnam war?

No


When did America join Vietnam war?

US war in RVN commenced in 1955. US war against North Vietnam commenced in 1964.


What exact date did the US join the Vietnam War?

US President Eisenhower sent US advisers to South Vietnam in 1955.


Why did the commonwealth troops join US troops In the Vietnam War?

The US asked them to.


Why did US join Vietnam?

To fight communism; part of the cold war.


How many people join the Vietnam war?

Over 2 1/2 million US Servicemen fought in Vietnam.


When did the US join the war in Vietnam?

Special Forces (Green Berets) were sent to Vietnam by President Kennedy in the early 1960's. REGULAR US ground troops were sent in 1965.


Why shouldn't have the US join in the Vietnam war?

Because we had nothing to do with the issue. We (US) stuck our nose into a place that we had no buisness sticking our nose into.


Did Canada join the Vietnam war?

no


Where were the US troops in the Vietnam war?

Because the Vietnam war was fought between Vietnam and the US


What role did the US play in the Vietnam war Vietnam War?

The US was at war with North Vietnam (informally-not with documents signed/declaration of war).


Why did Americans join the Vietnam war?

To stop Communism spreading into South Vietnam.


Why did the french join the Vietnam war?

The originally owned Vietnam. (French Indochina)


When did America join war?

US war in RVN commenced in 1955. US war against North Vietnam commenced in 1964.


Why did America join the Vietnam war?

The cold war. The war against communism.


Why was the US at war with Vietnam?

We were at war with Vietnam because they disagreed with us about something.


Did the United states win the war with Vietnam?

With North Vietnam (not Vietnam; Vietnam was created after the war). No, the US did not win the war.


How did US involvement in the Vietnam war end?

The US involvement in the Vietnam war ended when the US withdrew troops in 1973. The Vietnam war did not actually end until 1975.


What do the Afghanistan war and the Vietnam war have in common?

Nothing. The US is not at war w/Afghanistan. The US was at war with North Vietnam.


Why did US go to war with Vietnam?

The US went to war with Communist NORTH Vietnam to prevent them from conquering South Vietnam.


When did the US join the Vietnam War?

It officially sent troops in 1963. It had been supplying materiel and providing military advisers from 1961.


What were the two main counties were involed in the Vietnam war?

North Vietnam and the United States. South Vietnam wasn't the main combatant, because they did NOT conduct the Air War over North Vietnam. The Vietnam War had three categories: US Navy-Riverine War; US Air Force-Air War; US Army/US Marines-Land War.


Did South Korea join the Vietnam War?

Yes!


Why do people choose to join the Vietnam war?

They were drafted.


Why was it important for the US to enter the Vietnam war?

Vietnam was part of the cold war.