Who commanded the US forces in the Vietnam War?
Admiral John S. McCain was appointed CINCPAC (Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Command) in 1968 and excercised command over all ground and air forces during the Viet Nam war until 1972. In-theater commanders reported to him and he reported through the Navy chain of command to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who in turn, reported to the President.
William Westmoreland was a United States Army General who commanded the US military forces in the Vietnam War. He held this responsibility at the peak of the conflict between the US and Vietnam, during the Tet Offensive. Later in his career, he served as the US Army Chief of Staff between 1968 and 1972. He died in July 2005 at the age of 91.
Vietnam did Anything to do with Vietnam, especially a question as emotional as this, is still very sensitive. However, I would have to say the first thing is to try and address which war between who in Vietnam. Many occured either simultaneously or around the same time. The war between the Vietnam and French? The war between the Vietnam and US? The US war with the Chinese? or the Cambodians? Debatably, no real conflict occured…
It started as part of a US policy known as "Vietnamization". It was created as a result of the Tet Offensive. The idea was to strengthen South Vietnamese (ARVN) forces while gradually reducing the amount of US forces in Vietnam. The US wanted to support the ARVN in the war, but they were reluctant to play a major role in the war.
The answer is Yes, there were US Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam War. To find out more information go to www.519transportationassociation.com and www.usarsupthai.webs.com There were US Forces in Thailand beginning in the 1950's and throughout the late 1970's. Today there continues to be a contingent of MACTHAI headquartered in Bangkok.