Why did the US get involved and remain in Vietnam?

Brief bullet point notes on why the US got involved and remained in Vietnam, including:

  • The official explanation
  • Idealism, economic self-interest or militarism?
  • The role of the Presidents
  • The Quagmire theory
  • The Stalemate theory
  • The Commitment trap
  • Shared responsibility
  • My person opinion on the most convincing theory and why


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