Why did John F. Kennedy feel the need to stand up against communism in Vietnam?
NSC during the time JFK predicted that f Vietnam falls under communists- it might spread communism in SEA. so that's why gulf of T incident entered in order 2 prelude to war w/ usaf aided..
It was part of North Vietnam's strategy to stand alone against the United States. North Vietnam's plan was to be the "under-dog" against the giant; when viewed by the outside world. A plan that worked pretty well. Southern communists, living in South Vietnam called the Viet Cong, took orders from North Vietnam, and were allies of the North.
France controlled Vietnam up until WWII when Japan took it over. After WWII Japan was forced to give up the area. Vietnam began a strong Nationalist movement in the time that followed when France began to regain control of Vietnam. They fought up to where the line between North and South Vietnam used to exist. They later gave up after a bloody battle at Dienbenphu. Up until this point The US had merely been funding…
There are literally hundreds of theories on this, but the Warren commission says that a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was very disturbed with the way Kennedy took a stand against Cuba. For that reason Oswald shot him . There are many who believe that there was more than one shooter, but the official statement is that Oswald acted alone
What scripture verse was president Lincoln alluding to when he said a house divided against itself cannot stand?
How does history regard soldiers in later wars such as World War 2 and Vietnam who just followed orders?
Communism. NSC-68 This document assumed that we were losing the Cold War and assumed there was something called a monolithic communist threat which assumed that all communists were like Stalin. It also said that the US must fight communism everywhere. In order to prepare for WWIII predicted for 1954, we needed to build up our military on a massive scale. They were afraid of the domino theory, that if one nation fell to communism al…