LBJ Escalation of War

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  • LBJ Escalation of Vietnam War
    • Fight to save lives
    • Free world
    • Cold War context
    • Appeasement lead to WW3
    • Saigon Government week
    • Working group
      • Study Vietnam
      • 5 suggestions:
        • Independent South Vietnam
        • Domino theory reiterated
        • USA honour at stake
        • Escalation  necessary
        • Heavier bombing halted if N Vietnam negotiate
      • Congress and public support
    • Operation Rolling Thunder
      • Defend US Bases
        • Christmas Bomb planted in bar by VC
        • Pleiku 1965 US base attacked 8 killed and 100 wounded
      • Escalted bombing
      • 68% agreed
      • Made very little impact
        • Flow of men and materials continued
      • Dropped bombs on everything in sight
      • 1,400 planes shot down
      • Missiles supplied by USSR to N Vietnam
    • General Westmoreland
      • 1964 Deputy Commander of MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam
      • Search and destroy
      • Attrition
      • "won every battle"
    • Search and Destroy
      • Search for NVA units and Vietcong
      • Number of huge supply bases at coast
      • Helicopters used to transport troops
      • Biggest US offensive to date
      • Stood a chance
      • Lose confidence
    • Pacification
      • Peaceful methods
        • Provided infrastructure
          • Self help
            • Time, money and energ second to need to wipe VC

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