1. The president signed a document saying that if any country needs help in the stop against communism, then the United States would help them without a hint of hesitation.
2. The Vietnam War was all part of the Cold War. The Cold war was all about communism and Fear. The USA wanted to get rid of communism. We enterd this war so we could get rid of communism or slow it down some. We lost the War.
3. The United States was following an idea called the Domino Theory. The fear was that if Vietnam fell to Communism then Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, all of Asia would turn to communism also.
4.That's not the whole answer, it was simply the justification that the US used to enter the conflict. In the beginning of the conflict, the Vietnamese were trying to toss out the French who had been bleeding them dry since the 1800's. The French, trying to follow in the footsteps of the England's "Empire" model had installed their own puppet government in South Vietnam. The Vietnamese needed weapons to fight the French and would have taken aid from any country who offered. The Soviets were the only ones who stepped up to the plate. This opened the door to interests in the US who were searching for a conflict . . .any conflict! When Eisenhower left office, he warned the American public against the huge Military-Industrial Complex that had developed during WWII. The conflict in Europe had fattened the coffers of American defense industries 'till they were overflowing and none of the industries were going to go away quietly. With their political influence and tons of cash to buy lobbyists, it was easy as hell to put pressure on the Administration to escalate the US commitment in Vietnam. The "Domino Theory" was such a great marketing ploy for Defense Industries it probably was created in some Madison Avenue advertising boardroom. If you don't believe that the Domino Theory was a scam, just look at what happened to Vietnam after the US left! The Soviets didn't gain anything, no countries bordering Vietnam have gone "commie" and the Vietnamese economy has been growing steadily ever since to where they are now one of the fastest growing economy's in the far east.
The war was not about stopping the Communists, it was about money. Well over 58,000 young American soldiers died (ave. age 19yr's old), 1.1 million N. Vietnamese soldiers died and an estimated 2 million Vietnamese civilians died and for what? They died so that the defense industries could wallow in $140 Billion dollars spent by the US between 1958 and 1975 (that's $686 billion in today's dollars).
Hey. . .Eisenhower warned us.
Vietnam was part of the cold war.
The Vietnam war
Stop communist aggression.
To stop communist aggression.
If your referring to the Vietnam war, the first U.S military advisors arrived in Vietnam in 1950.
Yes the U.S.A enterwed the war in South Vietnams side, and were based in Saigon.
To prevent the spread of communism
The US entered because they signed a document saying that the will help with a war with communism.
President Eisenhower sent US troops to Vietnam in 1955, President Ford pulled out the last US troops in 1975.
The Vietnam War, The Korean War, Maybe part of World War II
US citizens are required for a visa to enter Vietnam
To prevent the build up of ccmmunist control and expansion
The US had hoped to stop the spread of Communism .
Because the Vietnam war was fought between Vietnam and the US
North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam Two U.S. destroyers were attacked by the Viet Cong.
The US was at war with North Vietnam (informally-not with documents signed/declaration of war).
I know of no illegal "rugs" that entered south Vietnam but there were illegal Drugs that did enter Vietnam.
We were at war with Vietnam because they disagreed with us about something.
The reason the United States entered into a war in Vietnam was to keep the Communists from North Vietnam and the Soviet Union from taking over South Vietnam. The war quickly spread to other countries in the area like Laos and Cambodia.
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.
" Tonkin Gulf Resolution "
the attack of two U.S. destroyers by the North Vietnamese. Gradpoint