USA involvement in Vietnam

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  • USA involvement in Vietnam
    • USA gave $3 million to the French to defeat Vietnam
      • Prevent spread of communism
        • One by one each country would fall to communism
      • French where defeated at Dien Bien Phu
        • Peace conference in Geneeva
          • Temporarily split in to North and South Vietnam
    • USA offered to help South Vietnam against a possible attack from the North
      • South (anti-communist)
        • Run by Ngo Dim Bien and USA support
      • North (communist)
        • Run by leader Ho Chi Minh
    • This plan failed so USA attacked North Vietnam by there air force.
      • USA offered to help South Vietnam against a possible attack from the North
        • South (anti-communist)
          • Run by Ngo Dim Bien and USA support
        • North (communist)
          • Run by leader Ho Chi Minh
      • OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER
        • Surgical bombing
          • Pin point bombing
        • Blanket bombing
          • Bombing everywhere

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