why did the usa send in troops???
- diems government was weak and needed the US support if it was to thrive
- during the cold war, US policy was based on the idea of containment, the USA therefore supported the French in Vietnam in the 1950s in order to stop the spread of communism and gain support from its allies
- us president Eisenhower and others believed in the Domino theory, they believed that the USSR was trying to spread communism throughout the world, SO if one country was to…
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