A number of reasons:
- Domino Theory
- Stop spread of communism
- USA thought Ho Chi Minh wanted to spread communism
- Help France
- USA believed Vietnam were taking orders from USSR (Stalin)
- Truman Doctrine
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What major countries were involved in Vietnam War?
The major countries involved in the Vietnam War include Japan, France, Vietnam, and the US. ...
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What date did the US become involved in the Vietnam War?
Eisenhower sent US military advisers to Vietnam in '55. President Eisenhower sent US Advisers to Vietnam in 1955. ...
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Did The US became actively involved in Vietnam combat during the administration of President Kennedy?
When Nixon ordered "military trainers" to Vietnam, the U.S. then started to become actively involved in Vietnam combat. ...
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What was the principal causes for us involvement in Vietnam?
The US got involved in the Vietnam was because they were trying to sweep out communism across the globe. In the war, the US supported South Vietnam because they were fighting against communist North Vietnam. ...
What years were the US troops fighting in Vietnam?
Officially, from 1965 to 1975. However, US troops had been involved in Vietnam since 1955. ...