Why did LBJ escalate

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  • Why did LBJ escalate
    • Incompetence of the Saigon Government
      • Communist sympathisors
      • lack of public support
      • lack of authority
      • communism
      • election
      • corruption
      • Wouldn't use ARVN
    • Defend US Personeel
      • Attacks at Pleiku
      • US Adivsers
      • Reaction
      • Christmas Eve Bombings
    • General Westmoreland request troops
      • Additional 18,000 support troops
      • 3,500 marines requested to protect Danang
    • Working Group's recommendation
      • Weak Saigon Government
      • Domino theory
      • Anti-communist Vietnam
      • Honoured prestige stake
    • Defend US bomber bases
      • Search & destroy
      • Blanket bombings
      • Stop VC supply lines
      • Key coast bases bombed

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