The Vietnam War - Kennedy

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  • The Vietnam War - Kennedy
    • 1961-63
    • FOCUS - MILITARISATION
    • Didn't get involved:
      • Announced return of 1000 advisers (Oct 1963)
        • Considering withdrawal?
      • NO GROUND TROOPS
      • Laos neutralisation
        • Didn't want to fight/get involved
      • No nuclear weapons or bombs
    • Involvement:
      • 400 'Green Berets'
      • Increased advisers - 1963: 16,080
        • Increasingly front line
      • Aid increased to $262 million
      • Training from MACV
      • Helicopters sent in
      • Allowed the military coup against Diem

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