In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.
The United States did get involved in the Vietnam war because of communism in Vietnam.
The US was involved in Vietnam War in the 1960's to help fight for freedom.
The US was involved from '55 to '75.
The major countries involved in the Vietnam War include Japan, France, Vietnam, and the US.
Vietnam was part of the cold war.
Vietnam was part of the cold war. A war against communism.
The US became involved in the Vietnam War in an attempt to stop the spread of Communism. The US worried that if South Vietnam fell, it would create a domino effect. The war lasted from 1955 to 1975.
The US had personnel in Vietnam since 1954.
The US , North and South Vietnam .
Vietnam and Korea .
The Vietnam War.
The U.S. entered the Vietnam war in 1959 and withdrew in 1973
Thailand was an ally of the US.